If you’re in a leadership position, you may likely share many of the same responsibilities as a manager – however, the truth is – the roles are not the same. Leadership requires creating a vision of the future and engaging people to collaborate with you in moving toward achieving that vision.
Leadership translates the big ideas (strategy and direction) to stakeholders in a way that builds engagement and commitment. Leadership sets direction, builds agreement, creates engagement, influences and motivates stakeholders, and inspires commitment to shared goals.
Management supports the strategy and goals, allocates resources, and solves obstacles to execute on the vision and strategy set forth by leadership. Management works to make leaderships future direction a reality. Leadership and management are both essential to building great organizations.
Are you leading or managing?
About Scott Span, MSOD: is CEO & Lead Consultant of Tolero Solutions – an Organizational Effectiveness & Strategy firm. He helps clients in achieving success through people, creating organizations that are more responsive, productive and profitable. Organizations where people enjoy working and customers enjoy doing business.