Leadership Vs. Management : Leadership And Management

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“The manager does things right; but the leader does the right thing” is a statement, in which Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader: The Leadership Classic, is best known for, that addresses why there is a difference between Leadership versus Management (Murray, What is the Difference Between Management and Leadership?, 2009). Just like most people, I use “leadership” and “management” interchangeably because one feels that they are probably the same thing or embody the same characteristics. Further discussion will provide details on what leadership is, what management entails, and why they are different. My definition of leadership is someone who takes charge over others and motivates them to follow his or her lead and to be the best that they can be. According to Ernie DiMattia, in his article Leadership vs. Management | Focus on Leadership and Management in the Library Journal, “a commonly accepted definition of leadership refers to someone who guides or influences others (DiMattia, 2013).” The guidance and influence that a leader has makes others want to follow him or her, and someone in the management position might not always use these actions towards their subordinates. Being a leader is not just having influence over others, it involves someone having a certain style of leadership that makes people want to follow them. Daniel Goleman discusses in his book Primal Leadership the six different styles of leadership, and how “the most effective leaders can…

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