Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Management and Leadership

"Mistake #1: People use the terms "management" and "leadership" interchangeably. This shows that they don't see the crucial difference between the two and the vital functions that each role plays.
Mistake #2: People use the term "leadership" to refer to the people at the very top of hierarchies. They then call the people in the layers below them in the organization "management." And then all the rest are workers, specialists, and individual contributors. This is also a mistake and very misleading.
Mistake #3: People often think of "leadership" in terms of personality characteristics, usually as something they call charisma. Since few people have great charisma, this leads logically to the conclusion that few people can provide leadership, which gets us into increasing trouble."

Well said. And I see so many shameless ones managers who call themselves leaders without the idea of what the word means. They make it sound [and seem] as hollow as a monkey trying to swipe a credit card for buying expensive caviar. 

'Nuff said.

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