Management versus Leadership Essay

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss differences between management and leadership within a familiar organization. To understand the differences between a manager and a leader, one must probe their roles and responsibilities respectively and consider the origins of their similarities. No longer is it enough to understand these aspects of management within the American boarders, but it is imperative to gain an appreciation of these skills on a global stage as distances and cultures are waning barriers to business. An endeavor to recommend two strategies that managers and leaders can use to maintain and create a healthy organization will conclude the paper.

In business today, companies define themselves with mission and vision
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Additionally, managers at their very core find serenity within these bounds. Successful leaders push the limits of these bounds and typically not at ease if they are not testing the limits.

According to Richard Pascale, “Managers do things right, while leaders do the right thing.” In other words, managers do things according to established ways, protocols, and processes. Leaders may follow the norm to a large degree, but on the other hand, they follow their instinct guided by their core values and beliefs, which may prove to benefit their organization. Because of this characteristic trait, leaders are more emotional than managers are. Leaders have the power to motivate people, while managers control and problem-solve. Managers have the ability to bring order and stability in the workplace. They have the authority to make things happen by using rewards and punishments, or by pulling rank. Managers have the ability to influence people via their authority. Leaders have ability to inspire people. Influence is one thing. Influence may be for the employee to show up on time, leave on time and basically to collect their pay and go on their way. Nevertheless, inspiration is totally another thing. Inspiration is influence exponentially multiplied. Inspiration motivates people to come in early, to stay late, to bring real value to their organization. In simpler terms, people have no choice but to follow managers; however, people choose to follow
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