Subscribe to this blog

Subscribe to full feed RSS
What the? RSS?!

Subscribe Via Email

We respect your privacy.

Getting the Best Out Your Leadership and Management

By Guest Author On January 20, 2011 Under Success Secrets

Leadership is the ability to create the circumstances that allow the potential of your co-workers to be utilised to the fullest extent possible. Management is the ability to organize things in most efficient and productive way possible.

Being a leader has many characteristics that are  different from being a manager.

Leadership is a relationship, management is a position. The position of a manager is something you are appointed from people above you in the organisation. The relationship of a leader is something you are awarded from people at the same level as you or below you in the organisation.

A manager can also be a leader , but a leader is not always a manager . If you are the manager of a unit   or team and someone else is awarded the leadership of the group you you might find yourself feeling inadequate  .

A manager needs to practice  his or her leadership skills to be able to achieve the best results possible . This includes skills such as hearing, giving and taking feedback, communicating clearly and enriching  trust.

The need for both a manager and a leader

A leader can manage without being a good manager, as well as a manager can do just fine  without being a good leader, but that is less likely. In any case both skill-sets are needed for productiveness and prosperity.

A team without both a leader and manager is a bit like a rowing boat with only one oar. It tends to not be very efficient  .

If a good leader is present, but good management is lacking, then challenges  will arise because things such as budgets, work-flows and organizational charts will be less than adequate  . On the other hand if the team has a good manager, but lacks good leadership, lots of energy will be lost through conflicts that are not handled properly, fear causing the true potential not to be tapped  and misunderstandings about expectations and intentions.

Leadership and management related to the maturity of the group 

An immature group or team tends to appreciate the skill-set of a good manager, being able to clearly point out a direction, putting structures in place and creating  easy to follow work instructions  . These are good skills in the least mature  stage of group development.

As the group  matures and conflicts and confrontations start to show up more often  this is when a good leader needs to become mroe active in this second stage of group development. This could be the same person as the manager, but it could also be somebody else in the team Another name for this is the  informal leader of the group.

As the unit  develops more and moves into  the third stage of group development there tends to be an equal need again formanagement and leadership.

Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • bodytext
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google

Related Posts

  • No Related Posts