Are You a Manager or a Leader? Who Cares! Just Do What’s Needed! — MakingITclear®

Business literature is full of distinctions that some very smart people make between a manager and a leader:

  • “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker
  • “…Leaders are concerned with what things mean to people. Managers are concerned about how things get done.” – Abraham Zaleznik

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    But the bottom line is that the distinction between a manager and a leader is all semantics.  No one hires you  with the job title of Manager and then says, “Now don’t try leading — that’s not in your job description.”  And no one hires you with the job title of Leader and then says, “Just focus on leading — managing isn’t something you should care about.”  Let’s face it: All management jobs have a leadership component, and all leadership jobs have a management component.  And frankly, it doesn’t really matter what you call it; what matters is that you get the job done.

     

    Very true indeed...