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  arwin sushil
 

Managers versus Leaders

Managers love to follow details while leaders point towards the right broad direction.

  solomon cabrera, Management Consultant, Philippines
 

Not All Managers are Good Leaders and not All Leaders are Good Managers

It is real true that not all leaders are good managers. As leader you lead (pull) people. Managers focus more on performance. Managers can also perform as leaders but they rely more on authority (push).

  Narendra C.Sawant, Project Manager, India
 

Difference between Leaders and Managers

Leaders believe in empowerment versus manangers follow delegation.
Good leaders can be judged on the number of people they have developed.

  chakradhar, Manager, India
 

Managers more Important than Leader

I think managers are the backbone of the organization.
Because at the end execution is most important. Leaders just make a decision out of various alternatives. I don't know why people admire leaders, just for choosing 1 decision. And even they themselves don't know wether the decision is correct or not.
An organization needs good managers rather than a leader for success.

  WAHBI
 

Managers versus Leaders

A leader anticipates change by emotional and ratio (...)

  nafisa khatoon, India
 

How Managers are Unlike Leaders

Leaders are the ones who create vision, mission an (...)

  GS RADJOU, CEO, France
 

Manager versus Leader

Managers run a business on a daily basis, while le (...)

  Sripathy K.R
 

Leaders versus Managers

The reactions are acceptable and good. All manager (...)

  Pravesh SAWON, Mauritius
 

Managers versus Leaders

I am of opinion that many employees working in an (...)

  bala, Manager, India
 

Liked your Point

@: dear sir, I liked your comment. I was in a thou (...)

  Amar Deep Seetohul, Manager, Mauritius
 

Leadership is the Ambition of Managers

I believe that the manager having leadership quali (...)

  JACK COOK, Consultant, United States
 

Leaders and Managers have Different Authority Bases

The debate/dialog on the differences between and/o (...)

  Jolanta Sz, Professor, Poland
 

Managers versus Leaders - Formal and Informal Authority Bases

@: Yes, the dispute about this topic is almost ete (...)

  David Wilson, Manager, Canada
 

The Current Environment Needs Leaders - Managers

Is there a difference? Should there be a differenc (...)

  Jolanta Sz, Professor, Poland
 

Managers being Leaders is a Romantic View

@: Wonderful wishful thinking: -)) - a manager bei (...)

  GS RADJOU, CEO, France
 

Managers Develop into Leaders

Remember, in business organizations leaders typica (...)

  claudio pizzi, Business Consultant, Argentina
 

Leaders are Politally Incorrect Persons

Dear all, all comments are very interesting. We ha (...)

  David Wilson, Manager, Canada
 

Are the Standards for a Manager-leader Too Low?

Organizations need managers who are leaders, and l (...)

  claudio pizzi, Business Consultant, Argentina
 

A Leader is a Nexus

Great points of view. Please, let me introduce a c (...)

  Phanindra Sai A, India
 

What Managers and Leaders Have in Common

A leader and a manager share many similarities. Fo (...)

  Dali Horeshka, Business Consultant, Albania
 

Commonalities of Managers and Leaders

Managers look after the tactics to achieve objecti (...)

  claudio pizzi, Business Consultant, Argentina
 

Required Dose of Charisma for Managers and Leaders

Charisma is generally defined as a natural ability (...)

  GS RADJOU, CEO, France
 

Leader Versus Managers

@: I agree fully with you regarding the absence of (...)

  claudio pizzi, Business Consultant, Argentina
 

Intangible Benefits Of the Leader

Thanks all for your excellent inputs so far. I thi (...)

  GS RADJOU, CEO, France
 

How to Measure Leadership?

Maybe you could count the number of followers, als (...)

  Dali Horeshka, Business Consultant, Albania
 

The Dose of Charisma Embodied to Leader and Managers

@ : Determination of the dose of charisma is a ver (...)

  Wiafe Akenten Mends, Student (MBA), Ghana
 

Managers Build Control, Leaders Build Esprit de Corps

Not all managers are leaders. Managers who are not (...)

  GS RADJOU, CEO, France
 

Managers Build Control....

Yes, you are right ''not all managers are leaders" (...)

  Osama Kamal, Management Consultant, Egypt
 

Mix of Managers and Leaders Needed

Leaders know what to do strategically and urge peo (...)

  Nowbuth Satyavan Anuj Kumar
 

The Roles of Managers and Leaders

Managers are the backbone of any organisation, whi (...)

  GS RADJOU, CEO, France
 

Leaders Do the Right Thing, Managers Do Things Right

@: I like your comment. Remember also that managin (...)

  Nowbuth Satyavan Anuj Kumar
 

The Manager Leader ó A New Paradigm

The degree of authenticity determines the life of (...)

  claudio pizzi, Business Consultant, Argentina
 

Leaders Don't Necessarily Follow the Rules

A manager is a person that knows what is the limit (...)

  Julius B. Bertillo, Professor, Bahrain
 

Difference Between Leaders and Managers

@: Leaders are the ones who lead by example over o (...)

  Amirruddin Baba, Malaysia
 

About the Difference between Leadership and Management

- Management is doing things right; Leadership is (...)

  Salma Fazly, Student (University), Sri Lanka
 

Differences Between Leaders and Managers

Here are some short differences between the tradit (...)

  JACK COOK, Consultant, United States
 

Leaders & Managers

Additionally to what I posted before (@), - Leade (...)

  Alan Kennedy
 

We Need to Focus on Training Better Leaders and Managers

@: I agree with your position that arguing the di (...)

  Hilda Mohlotsane, Manager, Botswana
 

Leadership and Management

@: I really agree with you and that means for an o (...)

  JACK COOK, Consultant, United States
 

Leadership & Managers

@: I agree every manager by definition is a leader (...)

  Ruwan Bandara, Manager, Sri Lanka
 

Leaders versus Managers

Leaders win followers' minds and hearts. For examp (...)

  Jolanta Sz, Professor, Poland
 

Leaders Not Always Very Useful

@: Of course, you're right. The backbone of the or (...)

  Phanindra Sai A, India
 

10 Differences Between Managers and Leaders

1. Managers have employees. Leaders win followers. (...)

  Dr. Alan Williams, Professor, Thailand
 

Managers and Leaders Need Different Skill Sets. Some People Have them Both.

There is clearly managerial work and there is clea (...)

  Cuniah Shikshah, ICT Consultant, Mauritius
 

Manager versus Leader

A manager is the one who caters for the proper run (...)

  BALAKRISHNA
 

Leaders Inspire Managers

Both managers and leaders are important. Managers (...)

  Warenburg
 

The Different Drives of Managers and Leaders

My opinion is that most "managers" operate by ego (...)

  Pierre Lesage, Student (University), Canada
 

Leader and Manager

The leader is Noah who asked to bring a pair of ev (...)

  hind
 

Leader versus Manager

@: I think itís totally different. A leader is a m (...)

  Karen Iacino, Manager, United States
 

Managers versus Leaders

@: Most managers are leaders. They may not be admi (...)

  Romuald Kepa, Poland
 

Recommended Reading

Please read: What Leaders Really Do - J P Kotter, (...)

  Jerome, Manager, South Africa
 

Leaders versus Managers

A leader is someone who can work/guide people in a (...)

  Jorge Avila
 

A Man Gotta Do, what a man Gotta Do

If a team has plenty of talented people, it needs (...)

  Philip Laurette, United States
 

You Manage Things and Lead People

These are not mutually exclusive categories or dis (...)

  Jeffrey Hewes
 

Leaders versus Managers

Leaders inspire, coach and mentor. Managers dicta (...)

  Danford Mapp, Project Manager, Trinidad and Tobago
 

Aspects of Management versus Leadership

All leaders are managers i.e. they have to manage (...)

  Muttu, Entrepreneur, India
 

Vision of Manager and Leader

The manager's vision is limited to the short term, (...)

  JUAN AGRAZ , CEO, Mexico
 

Management versus Leadership Roles

The leader finds the way and makes it happen. Mean (...)

  Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany
 

The Difference is not Between a Manager and a Leader

I regard the discussion whether a leader is superi (...)

  Peter Jetter, Coach, Germany
 

Leadership and Management, Overlapping Aspects/perspectives

To me, management is based on the assumption, that (...)

  Jonathan Narducci, Business Consultant, United States
 

Managers versus Leaders

@: Good list. But I believe the third one is back (...)

  gadifele veronica molefe, Manager, Botswana
 

Why Leaders Need to be Managers as Well

@: I do agree that managers should also be leaders (...)

  Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States
 

Fayol's Principles Were Created to Improve Management by Leaders

Managers believe there is a difference between lea (...)

  Halima, Lecturer, Nigeria
 

Leaders Must Have Good Management Skills

I agree an essential part of the traits of a good (...)

  Ramji Sharma, PhD, Professor, Nepal
 

Leaders are to Dream and Managers are to Wake Them up out of their Dream

Leaders are to dream; and managers are to wake the (...)

  Friday O. Ngbodi, Student (MBA), Nigeria
 

Leaders are Vision Molders, Managers are Executors

Leaders are organization's vision molders while ma (...)

  Ravi Krishnamurthy, Consultant, India
 

Leaders versus Managers

Almost all business leaders raise up from the rank (...)

  Mayta Braun, Business Consultant, Netherlands
 

Leaders, Managers and Bosses

Leaders and managers are not in the same league. B (...)

  LAKSHMAN PURIHELLA, Accountant, Saudi Arabia
 

LEADERS are Followed; MANAGERS are Obeyed

A LEADER is one who knows the job and can mentor t (...)

  Dr. Chima .S. Ugwulashi, Nigeria
 

Manager and Leader

A manager is a generalist while a leader is typica (...)

  Livy Makhubedu, Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Leaders versus Managers

  • Leaders choose the path, while managers de (...)

  ZELJKO BURCAR, Professor, Croatia
 

Managers versus Leaders

Managers are orientated to do things right and lea (...)

  jorge anibal hoyos hoyos, Manager, Colombia
 

To Become a Good Manager You Must Be the Best Leader

I wonder why do you rule out the manager's inner-s (...)

  Paul Steele, Consultant, Australia
 

Leadership versus Management

@: You need both effective leadership and efficien (...)

  Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States
 

Supervisor as Front Line Leader

@: I agree with your comment. And, in those indust (...)

  Halima, Lecturer, Nigeria
 

Managing versus Leading

@: you've hit the nail right. It's not competitive (...)

  Rehmatullah Khan
 

A leader Manages the Managers

Managers just accomplish the task with experience (...)

  Kiron Rao, General Manager, India
 

Warren Bennis on the Manager versus the Leader

There is a good summary provided by Warren Bennis (...)

  Ajay kapoor, CxO / Board, India
 

Manager versus Leader. LEADER Acronym

What is leadership? Someone who is able to lead pe (...)

  Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany
 

The Great Leader - a Warning

After I have read the various contributions I just (...)

  Joseph, Consultant, Zambia
 

People don't Need to be Managed but Like to be Led

We manage things that have no feelings. People hav (...)

  Titus Muzvuwe, Strategy Consultant, Zimbabwe
 

Leaders are not Managers But Managers Can also Be Leaders

Managers use decree and boast of power given to th (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India
 

Characteristics of a Manager versus a Leader

Characteristics of a Manager are:
  • Adminis (...)

  Jon Littman, Project Manager, United Kingdom
 

The Leadership/Management Dichotomy

I wonder if there is a cultural aspect regarding t (...)

  Dr. Alan Williams, Professor, Thailand
 

Management versus Leadership

Most organizations need manager positions and lead (...)

  Pierre Lesage, Student (University), Canada
 

Manager is a job. Leader is a State of Mind

Manager is a job title. Leader is a state of mind (...)

  Masocha Michael, Student (University), Zimbabwe
 

Leadership is not Linked to an Organisational Position

Leadership is not necessarily related or linked to (...)

  ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Director, Spain
 

Leadership and Management

We manage with the mind and we lead by . We need m (...)

  Dr. Alan Williams, Professor, Thailand
 

Managers and Leaders

@: Organizations need both managers and leaders. A (...)

  ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Director, Spain
 

We Need Managers With Leadership Skills

We need managers who lead. Both functions are nece (...)

  Dr. Chima .S. Ugwulashi, Nigeria
 

Manager and Leader

Managers and/or leaders are important in any organ (...)

  Titus Muzvuwe, Strategy Consultant, Zimbabwe
 

Leaders Have Better People Management Skills Than Managers

Even if leaders have better people management skil (...)

  ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Director, Spain
 

Managers Being Leaders is Not a Romantic View

@: In my opinion, that is too sharp and determinis (...)

  ALBAN ONWULIRI
 

Managers versus Leaders

When you mention the word "managers", most people (...)

  Jon Littman, Project Manager, United Kingdom
 

False Dichotomy

I think I am with Antonio on this one. I very much (...)

  jorge anibal hoyos hoyos, Manager, Colombia
 

The Right Manager

All of the points brought forward by the participa (...)

  Friday O. Ngbodi, Student (MBA), Nigeria
 

Leaders and Time of Achievement

The discussion is tilting toward morality of leade (...)

  Ayele Abdata, Manager, Ethiopia
 

Great Difference Between Managers and Leaders

Managers are made and taught; Leaders are born. M (...)

  Paul Steele, Consultant, Australia
 

Effective Leadership Requires Efficient Management

@: Leaders are far from being born, they are devel (...)

  ZELJKO BURCAR, Professor, Croatia
 

Managers versus Leaders

I agree with Bennis. But I would like to add that (...)

  Briolett, Manager, Canada
 

Leaders versus Managers

Leaders can learn to manage, but not all managers (...)

  Peter Jetter, Coach, Germany
 

Evidence of Leadership with Positive Outcomes

@: I would say Ghandi and Martin Luther King demon (...)

  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
 

What we Mean by 'Manager' Has Changed!

Thanks all for your many and excellent contributio (...)

  Peter Jetter, Coach, Germany
 

Management Prefers White Box Approaches, Leadership Values Black Box Control

Another aspect is how you achieve desired outcomes (...)

  Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany
 

How Leaders and Managers Handle Uncertainty

@ is mentioning an important point. Managing the d (...)

  Ayele Abdata, Manager, Ethiopia
 

Leaders are Raw Materials of Themselves

@ has thrown some light on my understanding and in (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India
 

Principles Of Management - A Leader

I agree to disagree with Ayela Abdata. A LEADER is (...)

  Danford Mapp, Project Manager, Trinidad and Tobago
 

Managers versus Leaders

@: I appreciate your comments Jack and I think tha (...)

  Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico
 

A Leader PULLS, a Manager PUSHES

@: Consider also these 2 key words: A Manager PUS (...)

  JACK COOK, Consultant, United States
 

Managers & Leaders

Thank you, , for your kind words. And your short l (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India
 

Managing versus Leading

In my view, the differences between managing & lea (...)

  Wiafe Akenten Mends, Student (MBA), Ghana
 

David Wilson's Comment in Managers and Leaders

@: It is very difficult to find people who are con (...)

  Dr. Alan Williams, Professor, Thailand
 

Combinations of Manager and Leader Skills

In many ways I agree with @ that plenty of candida (...)

  Chandia Peter, Manager, Uganda
 

Managers versus Leaders

Managers 'do things right', because they follow cl (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India
 

Managers Versus Leaders

In addition to details already given above - follo (...)

  Danford Mapp, Project Manager, Trinidad and Tobago
 

Managers versus Leaders

Team, so many valuable points are being made here (...)

  Francois Laenen, Manager, Syria
 

Leading & Managing

People follow leaders, you can see this by voting. (...)

  Fosuaba, CEO, Ghana
 

Differences Between Leaders and Managers

Leadership can be distinguished from managership a (...)

 
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