What's the Difference Between Management and Leadership?
This Throwback Thursday, we're going back to the basics of leadership and management. What's the difference between the two? And why does it matter?
As Managers, we lead. As leaders, we must manage. But sometimes we may get caught up in one or the other. In our blog, we discuss leadership and management and how you can use the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders profile to increase your abilities in both!
Leadership is one of the most researched and published topics over the past 20 years. Right now, you can walk into almost any book store and find 25-100 books on leadership best practices, tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts. But how is this different than the topic of management? Isn't a manager a leader and vice versa?
Some still think so, but we beg to differ.
Management and Leadership Differences
You might be thinking, "Wait, is this one of those 'a manager can be a leader, but a leader can’t be a manager' things?" Not really. Management, in its basic form is progressing throughout the workday with little to no incident. Most managers work to make sure things stay the same and their employees do their job. Their primary focus is to oversee the day to day activities of their staff and make sure things run smoothly.