Leadership Versus ManagementLeadership Versus Management
rom these definitions, it should be clear that leadership and managementare related, but it should be equally clear that they are also different.
Thus, a person can be a manager, a leader, both, or neither.
rganizations around the world are putting a premium on the importance of leadership. CE
s like Welch and Iacocca make millions of dollars eachyear, and companies like General
oods, General Electric, Johnson &Johnson, and Apple spend millions more each year trying to identifypotential leaders and hone their skills.
n the other hand, many critics argue that leadership cannot be developedin people in a systematic fashion. Their position is that leaders are born or that they emerge through some random series of events.
The truth probably lies somewhere in between. There are no magicalformulas that transform nonleaders into leaders, but it is possible for aperson to change his or her approach to things and assume the leadershipmantle. It is also possible for leadership skills and abilities to be improvedwith education and practice.