Difference Between Management and Leadership

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Difference Between Management and Leadership
saeedabiat, Student (University), Iran

I want to ask what is the difference between management and leadership and which of them is more important.

Difference Between Management and Leadership
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Hi Saeedabiat, this is a question many people are struggling with, see the following 2 extensive discussions:
- Management and Leadership
- Managers versus Leaders.

What is the Difference Between Management and Leadership and Which is the Most Important
Andrew Parker, Director, Australia
In answer to your question, put simply you need to ask a different question. Your question should be, What is the most important element of Management?
Leadership is one of the four key functions of Management alongside with Planning, Organising, and Controlling. See also the POSDCORB Model that distinguishes 7 functions of management of which leadership (Directing) is also one.
So in my view, the answer is there is no difference, Leadership is part of Management, not an element that is different from it.
As it is an element of the concept of Management, it follows that Leadership is an equally important element as Planning, Organising and Controlling.



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