Saturday, July 07, 2007

 

Leadership vs Management

Doc Searls in his book The Cluetrain Manifesto talk about how the word market over time shifted from a noun to a verb. Many words within large enterprises are also undergoing a similar shift...



Management is not something you do to other people. You manage your inventory, your checkbook, your resources. You can even manage yourself. But you do not manage other human beings. You manage things, you lead people. Leadership is about guidance and support, Management is about direction and control.

  • The manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on people.

  • The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust.

  • The manager administers; the leader innovates.

  • The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.

  • The manager does things right; the leader does the right things.





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