Monday, January 24, 2011

Leadership Vs. Management

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Peter F. Drucker

There is often a lot of debate regarding the differences between leadership and management. For most of my career I have held the view that leadership can be fostered in everyone, regardless of title, versus management being more related to a specific role.

In his book, The Leaders Digest, Jim Clemmer makes the following distinction between leadership and management:

Ask yourself:
What activities are you undertaking this week that fall under the management side?
Which activities are you engaging with for the leadership side?
Where is it more important for you to spend you time?
Which skills and approaches do you want to put further focus on this month?

Have a great week

Jennifer Britton
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010)