Leadership versus Management
Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard gave an excellentdefinition regarding management and leadership in
their book, “Management of Organizational Behavior”
,which help us better understand the qualifications of leadership skills:
Management is working with and through people and groups toaccomplish organizational goals.
Leadership is influencing human behavior, regardless of the goal.John P. Kotter, in his article
“What Leaders R
(Harvard BusinessReview), gave equally interesting definition which shed a different insight onleadership skills:
Management is about coping with complexity; it brings order andpredictability to a situation. But that is no longer enough: to succeed,companies must be able to adapt to change.
Leadership is about learning how to cope with rapid change.