Management versus Leadership




Leadership

Forum
120
Terry White, South Africa

Management versus Leadership

Warren Bennis, the leadership guru has differentiated leadership from management with two simple acronyms:
1. The management acronym POEM means: ‘Plan, Organise, Execute and Monitor and Measure’. This is quite different from
2. The leadership acronym MAST, which means: ‘Meaning, Attention, Self and Trust’:
  1. MANAGEMENT OF MEANING - what does this mean for us / our company?
  2. MANAGEMENT OF ATTENTION - if this is important, then we’d better focus on the following activities, and importantly STOP these other activities).
  3. MANAGEMENT OF SELF is fairly obvious although I’ve seen many leaders transgress this simple principle by contravening their own espoused principles.
  4. MANAGEMENT OF TRUST is another key leadership element: True leadership will require a special brand of honesty if trust is to be built – this honesty tempers hype with business sense, and filters everything through the organisation’s strategic intent.
 

Rating

 
19
Barbara, USA
 

Bennis Updated Factors of Leadership

More recently Bennis mentions 4 somewhat different or updated factors that are essential for leaders... Sign up

 
3
Barbara, USA
 

Background Bennis

To appreciate the leadership thinking of Bennis well, you should know that he grew up during WWII, a... Sign up

 
25
Stan Heard, USA
 

Re-unite Management and Leadership

It seems that Leadership has been successfully removed from the work of Management in most everyone'... Sign up

 
9
David Arnold, USA
 

Natures of Managers and Leaders

Maybe a more fundamental viewpoint of management versus leadership perspectives lies within their fu... Sign up

 
4
Sunil Saraf, India
 

Leadership & Management

Agreeing with others, it is opined that Leadership is the Soul of Management. This maxim is justifie... Sign up

 
7
Nkosinathi Zvimba
CxO / Board, United Kingdom
 

Leadership-Vision versus Management-Control

Leadership is setting a new direction or vision for a group that follows the leader`s vision. A Le... Sign up

 
-3
Ahmed N. Qeshta, Palestine, State of
 

Difference Between Leader and Manager

The leader can be a manager but the manager can not be a leader. Leadership is created with the hum... Sign up

 
6
John Hannah
Consultant, United States
 

Leadership vs. Management

I appreciate all that I learned from the various posts regarding this subject matter. However there ... Sign up

 
9
Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

Leaders PULL and Managers PUSH

Joan Ginebra in her remarkable book 'Liderazgo y La Acción, Mitos y Realidades (Spanish Edition' (L... Sign up

 
5
Abdulrahaman Nashiru
Accountant, Nigeria
 

Differences Between Leader and Manager

I think one of the differences between leader and manager is the way they are getting things done: ... Sign up

 
13
Brown, United States
 

Leadership is about Vision and Management is about Best Practices

Vision is the essence of leadership (doing the right thing) and best practices are the essence of ma... Sign up

 
10
Erdohegyi Gabor
Management Consultant, Hungary
 

Leadership versus Management versus Boss - Same or Different Meaning?

Leadership and management are different ideas for their nature. - "Leadership" is a feature based o... Sign up

 
2
Emmanuel Reyme
Director, United States
 

Differences Between Manager and Leader

@Abdulrahaman Nashiru: Every post during this fascinating debate makes sense. In a simple way, lea... Sign up

 
-1
Shankar
Manager, India
 

Can Managers become Leaders...

@Ahmed N. Qeshta : That is right. All managers cannot become leaders. There are very efficient manag... Sign up

 
2
Schubert Pereira, United States
 

Leadership and Management

They are different. Leadership is characterized by 1. two-way trust and 2. genuine caring for the pe... Sign up

 
4
Maureen Bridget Rabotin
Coach, France
 

Evolving from a Manager to a Leader

Great insights, thanks to all. Good management has the potential to evolve into visionary leadership... Sign up

 
3
Radha Raj
India
 

A Manager without Leadership Qualities

How can a manager function effectively without leadership qualities? Without this, the manager will ... Sign up

 
4
Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Management and Leadership

In my simple world, the manager puts the right piece of a puzzle in the right hole, while the leader... Sign up

 
4
Belmiro Isaac, South Africa
 

Leadership versus Management

Leadership and management are totally different, management without leadership always has a tendency... Sign up

 
8
E. von Ammon
Business Consultant, Switzerland
 

Missing Characters in MAST

I agree to Isaac Belmiro, and leadership means Creativity (vision) as well as knowledge of Dramaturg... Sign up

 
0
Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar
India
 

A Leader Aligns his Energy towards the Spirit behind the Service

In my view, a person is leading if he is aligning his energy towards the spirit behind the service. ... Sign up

 
6
Francisco Mucanheia
Strategy Consultant, Mozambique
 

Leadership is about Following; Management is about Obeying

People obey a manager. People follow a leader. That means that a manager is there to command a f... Sign up

 
5
Earle Taylor
Turnaround Manager, United States
 

Leadership, Management and the Essential Difference

Managers need things, tools, techniques, technologies and organizations. Leaders need people, form... Sign up

 
3
Robin Pagano
Consultant, Brazil
 

Leaders and Managers

Perfect! There are leaders and there are managers, but those ones who are both will make the differe... Sign up

 
0
Nii Torto
Accountant, Ghana
 

Leaders and Managers

The leader seeks the questions while the manager seeks the answers. An individual can be a good mana... Sign up

 
2
Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan
 

The Leader versus the Manager

A leader touches the heart and soul, while keeping his gaze beyond the horizon, and though his prese... Sign up

 
6
Emmanuel Mwirichia
Manager, Kenya
 

Both Management & Leadership are Valuable and Needed for Success

We all value leadership as it inspires and motivates the followers to get the job done because they ... Sign up

 
7
Mohamed Mahgoub
Consultant, United Arab Emirates
 

Management and Leadership

Obviously, there are areas of commonality between both, but there are also unique elements for each.... Sign up

 
7
Aditya Sud
Student (MBA), India
 

Management: Go! Leadership: Let's Go!

I believe the manager says "go"... And a leader says "let's go". This explains most of the major d... Sign up

 
0
rio-roshi merit
Student (University), Nigeria
 

Leadership versus Management

@John Hannah: I so much appreciate your light on this issue. To further contribute to your saying, I... Sign up

 
5
Stephen Okeyo
Professor, Kenya
 

Leadership versus Management hard to Differentiate and Dependent on Culture

Very good reflections on management and leadership expressing the points of divergence. I wonder if... Sign up

 
7
ISAAC E. OGBUKA PhD
Nigeria
 

Management is about Coaching; Leadership is about Showing Direction

There is a very thin line between management and leadership. Management is about coaching, and const... Sign up

 
3
kowe joseph olushola, United Kingdom
 

Management and Leadership

- Leadership plays essential roles in the management and coordinating organizational elements to ach... Sign up

 
6
tan liong choon
Management Consultant, Singapore
 

Leadership versus Management : AMP Motivators

Very interest theories and concepts on management and leaders. I would like to add the other half ... Sign up

 
4
Aldo Bettini
Business Consultant, Panama
 

Leaders are Unquestionable; Managers must Explain and Prove

- A leader tends to be unquestionable, he creates followers through his charisma to fulfill a vision... Sign up

 
6
Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines
 

Management focuses on How; Leadership focuses on Why

- POEM (Bennis' management acronym) is about structure and focuses on the HOW. - MAST (Bennis' lead... Sign up

 
5
Leena Bissoonauth
Student (University), Mauritius
 

Management and Leadership According to Bennis

Management: POEM-acronym: Systematic approach for the success of management. Plan, organise, execute... Sign up

 
3
NYAMEKA MAKITSHI
Manager, South Africa
 

Managers must Learn how to Lead

Management needs the element of leadership, in its known definition. It is understood that not all m... Sign up

 
2
Adedayo Rotimi Muyiwa
Student (University), Nigeria
 

Management must be Leaders. Especially these Days.

@Nyameka Makitshi : I agree and strongly believe that any successful aspiring manager must imbibe an... Sign up

 
5
Ulrich Schweiker
Director, Germany
 

1. Go! 2. Let's Go! or: 3. I Will Go! Who Joins me?

@Aditya Sud: well, it may be there is another perspective: I will go! Who joins me? Looking at the ... Sign up

 
5
MICHAEL PETIT, PHD
Director, Australia
 

Managers, Leaders and Hierarchy

Both managers and leaders exist in hierarchies: - Managers are appointed to positions in the formal... Sign up

 
3
Maria Montero
Coach, Venezuela
 

Managers Deal with Things

I find very logical the approach Stephen Covey gives to this issue. He says managers deal with thing... Sign up

 
-1
Pedro Viagem
Manager, Angola
 

Manager and a Leader

Thanks all for your very interesting posts. A leader is born with leadership skills; he does not nee... Sign up

 
8
Mohamed Mahgoub
Consultant, United Arab Emirates
 

Leadership is Born + Made

@Pedro Viagem : Some world class leaders disagree with this position: - Vince Lombardi states, "lea... Sign up

 
7
Ian Graham
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Management and Leadership

Terry White must be a good leader; why else have we all followed him in giving our opinions on this ... Sign up

 
-1
EMMANUEL
Student (University), Nigeria
 

Management is about Self, Leadership is about Selflessness

I think leading people is based on selflessness while managing people is aimed on self. A leader wo... Sign up

 
7
Donasian Mbonea
HR Consultant, Tanzania
 

Summary of Management versus Leadership

- Management is getting things done through other people, while leadership is showing the way. - Ma... Sign up

 
5
Priya Rathore
HR Consultant, India
 

Manager also Needs to Be a Leader

A leader can become a manager. However to manage, you also need to be a good leader. According to th... Sign up

 
2
ed tarus
Student (MBA), Kenya
 

Management Versus Leadership

@Stan Heard : I agree that we should reunite leadership and management. Going by the healthy discuss... Sign up

 
2
Emmanuel Reyme
Director, United States
 

Differences Between a Leader, Manager, and Boss

@Erdohegyi Gabor : I really appreciate your insight to the issue. Discussing leadership and managem... Sign up

 
8
Juan Perez Eras, Mexico
 

POEM and MAST Belong Together

@Aditya Sud: I don't find any difference between management and leadership. For POEM you need to app... Sign up

 
2
Robert Sowell, United States
 

Management and Leadership

Great variety. I enjoy the diverse perspectives. My favorite definition of a leader is "someone with... Sign up

 
2
kowe joseph olushola, United Kingdom
 

Listening is a Key Skill for both Managers and Leaders

Managers should among other things encourage listening skills as a culture in the organizations. Lea... Sign up

 
9
gordon ullyett
Project Manager, New Zealand
 

Management versus Leadership seen from the Follower

@Aditya Sud and @Ulrich Schweiker : Yes, and seen from the side of the follower / employee: you foll... Sign up

 
2
Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines
 

Can Leaders become Managers?

@Priya Rathore: a leader may have a hard time becoming a manager. One thing that a leader possesses ... Sign up

 
6
Mohamed Mahgoub
Consultant, United Arab Emirates
 

Reasons for Leaders to Emerge

@Editor : Thank you for the prompt. I completely agree with your notion of "circumstances" as an add... Sign up

 
2
TAPIWA JUMOH
Student (University), Zimbabwe
 

What I Think is Leadership

I feel leadership as an art that fosters and stimulates the desire in some non-followers to redress ... Sign up

 
5
Satya Nistala
India
 

Leaders Lead and Managers Merely Manage

- Leaders are born. Leader walks the talk. Leader knows and provides guidance. The freewill is respe... Sign up

 
2
Emmanuel Duru
Analyst, Nigeria
 

Management and Leadership

Leadership is implementation of an inherent vision. It precedes management; which is a process of ge... Sign up

 
6
Aspinall, United Kingdom
 

Leadership & Management

I have researched extensively on theories and definitions of leadership and in truth found the follo... Sign up

 
1
Juan Perez Eras, Mexico
 

Leadership and Management

@Aspinall: I completely agree: - a manager needs leadership to make people contribute to organizati... Sign up

 
2
ed tarus
Student (MBA), Kenya
 

What Leaders Do: They Lead and Learn

Going by the words of Jack Welch in his book 'Winning', leaders take risks and learn by setting exam... Sign up

 
4
Mona Al-Abbas
HR Consultant, Bahrain
 

Balancing Management and Leadership Skills

Individuals in managerial positions need both management skills and leadership skills. Those skills ... Sign up

 
3
Daniel Mitchell, Singapore
 

Good Leaders and Bad Leaders

@Mona Al-Abbas: I agree with you, and I think that some of what Henry Mintzberg says about leadershi... Sign up

 
0
Mohamed Mahgoub
Consultant, United Arab Emirates
 

Balancing Management & Leadership

Managers do need leadership in specific situations. Leaders, on the other hand, access their positio... Sign up

 
3
Adam mohammed Baba
Director, Ghana
 

Leadership and Management: is There Difference?

Herman (2000) states that "people follow managers because they were supposed to, but they follow lea... Sign up

 
5
Ulrich Schweiker
Director, Germany
 

Favoring Psychological Systems Dynamics

@Adam Mohammed Baba: leaders and followers obviously have something in common: they move towards the... Sign up

 
3
Adam mohammed Baba
Director, Ghana
 

Management and Leadership

@Ulrich Schweiker : it may seem that cleaver leaders "exploit" emotions of their followers. But what... Sign up

 
1
Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan
 

The Leader - the Follower

@Adam Mohammed Baba: Good leaders 'follow' followers to achieve goals!... Sign up

 
4
Adam Mohammed Baba
Director, Ghana
 

Management and Leadership / the Leader the Follower

@Arif ur Rehman : I think we are saying the same thing in different ways. Followers are very importa... Sign up

 
3
Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan
 

The Leader as a Follower

@Adam Mohammed Baba: Entirely true. A leader, worth his salt - both instinctively and professionally... Sign up

 
3
TAPIWA JUMOH
Student (University), Zimbabwe
 

Leadership or Management the Two Have a Concordial Agreement

The two acts are inseperable or indespensible with each other. You can't be a good leader if you can... Sign up

 
5
Mohamad Nasir Mahmood
Director, Malaysia
 

Leadership versus Management according to Covey

Stephen R. Covey had succinctly summarized, as follows: "management is the efficiency in climbing th... Sign up

 
3
Adam Mohammed Baba
Director, Ghana
 

Management versus Leadership

Differences between managers and leaders Most management scholars have alluded to the fact that man... Sign up

 
4
Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Re: Leadership and Management

@Ahmed N. Qeshta: sorry, but to say that a manager cannot be a leader is simply not true. It is not ... Sign up

 
0
Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan
 

The Leader <> Manager Balance

@Andrew Blaine : When the boundaries beyond the horizon are brought into the range of the ‘doables’ ... Sign up

 
0
Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Leading versus Driving

@Arif ur Rehman: the process considered here can equally be achieved by driving workers as by leadin... Sign up

 
3
Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan
 

At the Helm - Through Motivation

@Andrew Blaine : A slave is compelled, an associate is motivated – and therein lies the charisma of ... Sign up

 
3
Karel V
CEO, South Africa
 

Leadership and Management

A leadership is the person's ability to envision and think strategically in motivating his/her follo... Sign up

 
2
Elijah Peters
Manager, United States
 

Manage versus Lead

I think the very terms imply the diffence: - When you're asked to MANAGE a process, team, etc., one... Sign up

 
2
Priya Rathore
HR Consultant, India
 

The Role of Managers is more Stable than the Role of Leaders

@Elijah Peters : Well said... But the most important task and characteristic of the leader is not ju... Sign up

 
0
Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Motivation as a Driving Force

@Arif ur Rehman: I agree with your commentary that a slave is driven while an associate is motivate... Sign up

 
0
Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan
 

Motivation versus Fear

@Andrew Blaine: Motivation is the inner urge – that intrinsically emerges from an ethical, committed... Sign up

 
0
Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Fear and Motivation

@Arif ur Rehman: Hi Arif, at the risk of labouring a point, I feel it would be pertinent to point ou... Sign up

 
1
Vipul Nahar
India
 

How Does Management and Leadership Differentiate

SOP for both management and leadership might differentiate on various points but for a moment, if we... Sign up

 
0
Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines
 

Management and Leadership

Management is transactional while Leadership is transformational. Management deals with less communi... Sign up

 
1
Andrew Parker
Director, Australia
 

What is the Difference Between Management and Leadership and Which is the Most Important

In answer to your question, put simply you need to ask a different question. Your question should be... Sign up

 
1
Nico Schuster
Manager, Germany
 

Difference Between Management and Leadership

Quite some time ago I gave a presentation on the topic "Management V. Leadership" during my Master's... Sign up

 
3
Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States
 

Leading & Managing

Leadership of ANY type requires a cadre of Management applications. This debate has been long standi... Sign up

 
1
Ray Chatwin
Lecturer, United Kingdom
 

Leading and Managing

I suggest that management can be thought of as the 'hard' aspects such as organising, scheduling, se... Sign up

 
1
Anthony Tsui
Professor, China
 

Leader and Manager are Twins

In my view, leadership is about setting a standard (direction) while management is about keeping the... Sign up

 
1
Reid
CEO, United Kingdom
 

Leadership vs Management

The key difference between the two is to 'show' rather than 'tell' your direct reports what to do to... Sign up

 
1
Bosede Abiola Adetifa
Manager, Australia
 

Management versus Leadership

I agree to re-merge leadership with management. The two are interwoven and separating them means a c... Sign up

 
-1
Rangu Suwas
CEO, India
 

Management versus Leadership

Management is about optimally managing given resources, whereas Leadership is about creating resourc... Sign up

 
1
Mrs. Sayran Ghafuri
Coach, Iraq
 

Management versus Leadership

I think that this talk is fictional and far from reality, and that the components of management rema... Sign up

 
2
Anonymous
 

Leadership versus Management

@Gregory Johnson: Totally agree. A manager can execute following some given guidelines and is not ne... Sign up

 
0
Frederic A Parker
Consultant, United States
 

Leadership versus Management

@Leodegardo M. Pruna: I really like the comment that Leadership is WHY and Management is HOW. It fi... Sign up

 
0
India Centre for Global Excellence
Management Consultant, India
 

Difference Between Leadership and Management

Leadership is a quality of influencing people so that the objectives are attained willingly and enth... Sign up

 
0
Yochanan Kirschenboim
Director, Israel
 

Leaders Address People in Their Four Dimensions

@Maria Montero: Your input is nice and important. But the main question is how do do that? Can you b... Sign up

 
0
Sathya Devarakonda
Project Manager, India
 

What is the Difference Between a Manager and a Leader

You can simply say - A Leader generally sets the direction in which the company should go forward, w... Sign up

 
1
Fosuaba
CEO, Ghana
 

Leader versus Manager

In my opinion, it doesn't matter whether it is in a corporate setting or in another grouping, a Lead... Sign up

 
1
Victor Aguilan
Professor, Philippines
 

Management and Leadership

Management is more about running an organisation whether for profit or nonprofit to ensure the deliv... Sign up

   

More on Leadership:
Methods, Models and Theories
Discussion Topics
👀Management versus Leadership
The Incomplete Leader
Leadership Requires Ownership
Leadership Definitions
Leadership is Context Specific
The Glass Ceiling: Leadership Barriers for Women
Leadership Lessons: Why Did Trump Win in 2016?
So Many Leadership Theories...
Machiavellian Leadership and Management
Why Should one be a Leader?
Leadership and Trust: The Trustworthy Leader
Attributes of a Personal Executive Assistant (Board Secretary)
Effective versus Strong Leadership
How Leaders Create Followers
Are Leaders Born or Made?
Challenges for Leaders Today
A Leader is Someone Who Has Followers...
Unlearning and Leadership
3 Levels of Leadership
Quick Wins Traps in New Leadership Job/Role
10 Differences Between a Boss and a Leader
Attributes of Leaders | Leadership Attributes
Establishing Self-Leadership in Organizations
Irrefutable Leadership Laws Through All Times
Leadership Styles in Schools
🔥Leading a Consulting Firm, Law Firm or Accountancy Firm
You can Lead Without the Title
Leadership Impact
Recognizing a Bad/Poor CEO Upfront
Can a Sports Team Leader Become a Business Leader?

Leadership



About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
© 2023 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V16.1 - Last updated: 6-2-2023. All names ™ of their owners.