Management versus Leadership – Part OneA quick glance at the difference… man·ag·er n. 1. One who handles, controls, or directs, especially: a. One who directs a business or other enterprise. b. One who controls resources and expenditures, as of a household. Leader: According to About.com, “A simple definition of leadership is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. Put even more simply, the leader is the inspiration and director of the action. He or she is the person in the group that possesses the combination of personality and skills that makes others want to follow his or her direction.” Another way to look at the difference is to say:
- Managers have subordinates
- Leaders have followers
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