The Differences Between Leadership And Management

1752 WordsJan 16, 20178 Pages
Introduction This report I will be talking about the differences between leadership and management by going into detail on the different types of leadership and management and using some real life examples. Leadership Leadership is the ability to help people achieve things that they think are otherwise unachievable. Individuals who have a passion for developing people and they get satisfaction from achieving objectives through others. Leadership involves establishing a clear vision, being able to share that vision with others so that they will follow willingly and providing the information, knowledge and methods to realise that vision. Unlike management, leadership cannot be taught, although it may be learned and improved through things…show more content…
The Great Man Theory which was popularized by Thomas Carlyle states that: “The traits of leadership are intrinsic. That simply means that great leaders are born, they are not made. This theory sees great leaders as those who are destined by birth to become a leader. Furthermore, the belief was that great leaders will rise when confronted with the appropriate situation.” And the Trait Theory “believes that people are either born or are made with certain qualities that will make them excel in leadership roles. That is, certain qualities such as intelligence, sense of responsibility, creativity and other values puts anyone in the shoes of a good leader.” Behavioural theory suggests that leadership requires an individual with a strong personality and a well-developed positive ego; having self-confidence is vital. The Contingency theory assumes that different situations call for different characteristics, and that no single psychological profile of a leader exists. According to full-range theory of leadership, there are four qualities which are essential for leaders: individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation, and idealized influence. Management Managers have subordinates unless they are giving the title as a mark of seniority. Subordinates do as they are told because they are obliged to as they are under somebody. Unlike leadership management can be taught and can be used in business organisations as a form of progression for
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