Essay on Leadership Versus Management

1202 Words Aug 5th, 2013 5 Pages
Leadership versus Management

Teddy Roosevelt once said that “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” Obviously, there is a difference between being a “Leader” and being a “Manager”. The optimal situation for any business is to have capable efficient managers who lead, organize and nurture your work staff. Any organization is only as good as its people and the corps of employees who have exhibited the wherewithal, intelligence and ability to rise to a level of management in the company normally would be those who best exhibit the work ethic, culture and mores that the company is trying to instill. However, more
…show more content…
Solid corporate leadership is absolutely essential to becoming profitable for any company. On the other hand, management is defined by Wikipedia as: “Management in all business and organizational activities is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal.” (Wikipedia, 2013) A manager takes the guidance afford to him or her by a leader, if they are not a leader themselves and helps to execute that plan and vision. A good manager will plan, organize, implement, direct, monitor and evaluate his or her employees in the framework of the guidance that comes from that specific managers executive leadership. The corporate manager is responsible for establishing and executing the project plan that is necessary to achieve the team’s mission. “Management includes group leaders, who sometimes play the role of both manager and individual contributor, to section manager, director, vice president, senior vice president, executive vice president and chief executive officer. Each of these positions has a different scope of responsibility, but they all have several things that they do in common.” (Contreras, 2008) Now that we have discussed in depth what exactly

Related Documents