Leadership vs. Managing

Leadership and Management are both different things in the business. Although some of their characteristics overlap each other both play different roles in any business. To explain both differently, check out the definitions here:

Leadership: Leaders are supposed to have a vision of the future. They set things in motion and give direction to achieve their goals.

Management: Restricted to handling, monitoring, and regulating the tasks within the office. Along with that, they need to meet the current objectives on their schedule to stay on track to their goals.

Here are some key differences between management and leadership:

  1. Leaders see the vision, Manager required persistence

The first and the foremost difference between leaders and managers is that leader needs to have a vision by which he or she can step up to do something in order to achieve it. On the other hand, the manager is required to have the tenacity to achieve all the small goals on time.

  1. Leaders inspire people, Managers transform people

Another fundamental difference between leadership and management is that a true leader would inspire his or her people to do something different. He/she would encourage them to do so by giving them inspiration. Whereas the manager transforms people by imposing change wherever the managers see it fit properly. This is the part where a great manager does everything to achieve change that has been set by the leaders.

  1. Leaders required imagination, Managers require essentials

A leader is supposed to be visionary who sees future trends and opportunities. As a manager, the person is required to do what they have been asked for. They just have to accomplish work objectives with whatever sources they have been given. They don’t need to look for opportunities.

  1. Leaders work in the abstract, Managers needs concrete facts

A Leader must have the ability to see future opportunities and think ahead with a vivid imagination. Their work is mainly done in ideation. The businesses have managers that put the abstract thought into play by using strategies. Managers leave their ideas at the table and instead analyze and compartmentalize the companies vision and execute it into different parts of the business.

  1. Leaders have the aptitude of selling, Managers have the aptitude of growing through learning

The leader would imagine the opportunities to make their business successful of course and the imagination would involve high sales and profits. On the other hand, a manager would not think about the profits and sales instead they will have the aptitude for learning. In management, people tend to learn things from their seniors and seniors adapt to the new changes, so the circle of learning and growing seems on going.

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