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Leadership 1
Management and Leadership
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MGT 330
2/28/2010

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Leadership 2
There are many drivers that contribute to the success, or failure, of today’s or
organizations. Countless internal and external factors including market health, culture,
globalization, outsourcing, and technology bend and shape the organizational structure of
businesses. One of the most profound factors that affect an organization is the competency of its
leaders and management teams. In turn, an effective manager or leader must have a strong
comprehension of the factors that affect his or her organization. A business benefits greatly when
a skillful and inspirational leader is at the helm of an organization. Similarly, any business team
within an organization gains the same advantages from a transformational leader, or perhaps a
strong minded, transactional manager.
Management versus Leadership
When considering the terms “management” and “leadership”, one may assume the terms
to be similar, or even interchangeable. The truth is that these terms have differences that, in
practice, impact an organization in different ways. In fact, “Effective managers are not
necessarily true leaders. Many administrators, supervisors, and even top executives perform their
responsibilities successfully without being great leaders. But these positions afford an
opportunity for leadership. The ability to lead effectively, then, will set the excellent managers
apart from the average ones (Thomas S. Bateman, 2009).”
The difference between management and leadership depends, surprisingly, less on
hierarchal placement and more on managerial style. It would seem apparent, though, that many
individuals with strong leadership skills often find one selves in positions of power. Leaders are
by definition charismatic, inspirational people whose energy is of passion and not necessarily
control. Such individuals lead using a transformational strategy in which followers are promised

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