WEEK 8: Management VS Leadership

WEEK 8: Management VS Leadership

People often mistake leadership and management as the same thing but in essence, they are very different. The main difference between the two is that leaders have people that follow them, while managers have people who simply work for them. Particularly in small businesses, for a small business owner to be successful they need to be both a strong leader and manager to get their team on board with working towards their vision of success. Leadership is about getting people to comprehend and believe in the vision you set for the company and to work with you on achieving your goals, while management is more about administering and making sure the day-to-day activities are happening as they should.NURS 6053 wk 8: Management VS Leadership

Leadership and management must go hand in hand. They are not the same thing, but they are necessarily linked and complementary to one another. Any effort to separate the two within an organization is likely to cause more problems than it solves. For any company to be successful, it needs management that can plan, organize and coordinate its staff, while also inspiring and motivating them to perform to the best of their ability. NURS 6053 wk 8: Management VS Leadership

LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT INSPIRING AND MANAGEMENT IS ABOUT PLANNING

Leaders have a tendency to praise success and drive people, whereas managers work to find faults. They paint a picture of what they see as possible for the company and work to inspire and engage their people in turning that vision into reality. Rather than seeing individuals as just a particular set of skills, they think beyond what they do and activate them to be part of something much bigger. They’re well aware of how high-functioning teams can accomplish a lot more when working together than individuals working autonomously are ever able to achieve. NURS 6053 wk 8: Management VS Leadership

For both sides to understand what they have to do, and to achieve excellence in doing it, they need to comprehend the essence of the difference between them. This is a matter of definition – understanding how the roles are different and how they might overlap. Managers, on the other hand, will focus on setting, measuring and achieving goals by controlling situations to reach or exceed their objectives. NURS 6053 wk 8: Management VS Leadership

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