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Leadership and Management: When to Lead and When to Manage

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Business & Mgmt

Published on March 3, 2014

Author: MikeArmour

Source: slideshare.net

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Have you noticed that people commonly use the words "leadership" and "management" interchangeably, as though they are one and the same?

As a result, organizations often call someone a leader who is in fact functioning as a manager.

While closely related, leadership and management are two distinctively different enterprises. The mandate for management is to create and maintain policies, processes, and procedures to achieve defined objectives.

The mandate for leadership is to pull people together and move them toward a desired future.

This core focus on people in the leadership mandate sets leadership apart from management. For while we speak of both managing people and leading people, we also speak of managing budgets, payrolls, and inventories, among other things.

But we would never speak of leading a budget or leading an inventory. We only lead people. Leadership is inherently and uniquely people-centric.

Management, by contrast, is commonly task-centric, especially when its primary purpose is to manage assets, functions, or activities.

Management is the process of acquiring, allocating, and deploying resources to assure the sustained success of an endeavor. One of those resources is human capital.

Managers therefore have some duties which are people-centric. But it's possible to manage some processes or responsibilities without even having any support staff.

The work of leaders, however, always devolves around people. How can you lead if there is no one to lead?

This presentation therefore looks at an array of organizational activities and sorts them as management functions on one hand or leadership functions on the other.
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Leadership and Management are like pedals on a bicycle

They work in tandem to build momentum

And like pedals, they take turns being the primary driving force . . .

. . . since some situations call for greater emphasis on leadership . . .

. . . and others demand greater emphasis on management

So how do you know when to lead?

And how do you know when to manage?

The key is to recognize how management and leadership differ

The mandate for management is to maintain policies, processes, and procedures to achieve defined objectives

The mandate for leadership is to pull people together and move them toward a desired future

This core focus on people sets leadership apart from management

For while we speak of both managing people and leading people . . .

. . . we also speak of managing budgets and managing payrolls

But we would never speak of leading a budget or leading a payroll

We only lead people

Leadership is inherently and uniquely peoplecentric

Management, by contrast, is commonly task-centric . . .

. . . especially when its primary purpose is to manage assets, functions, or activities

Management is the process of acquiring, allocating, and deploying resources . . .

. . . to assure the sustained success of an endeavor

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . .

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . monitoring goals, processes, and performance

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . setting budgets and tracking them

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . restructuring your team or organization

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . eliminating inefficiency and duplicated effort

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . enhancing workflow

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . controlling expenses or cutting costs

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . maintaining inventories and procuring resources

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . simplifying or streamlining the way decisions are made

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . enforcing policies, standards, and work rules

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . resolving personnel issues

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . assigning tasks and priorities

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . solving production problems

You are functioning as a manager when you are . . . improving follow-through, quality, and execution

Leadership, by comparison, deals with issues which define who we are and where we are going

We can think of leadership as the art of rallying people around a shared purpose . . .

. . . then motivating them and mobilizing them to achieve it

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . .

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . promoting corporate values

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . casting longterm vision and uniting people around it

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . maintaining complete focus on the mission

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . setting and clarifying strategy

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . building morale and a sense of team

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . inspiring people and engaging them more fully

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . developing bench strength and preparing people for succession

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . creating deeper trust across the corporate culture

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . building organizational resilience and survivability

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . recalibrating to change in your industry, supply chain, or marketplace

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . promoting and encouraging innovation

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . positioning the organization to be more competitive

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . repairing a damaged brand or reputation

You are functioning as a leader when you are . . . resolving cultural conflict in the wake of mergers, acquisitions, or restructure

Every organization needs both good leadership and good management

If either leadership or management is weak . . .

. . . it’s like trying to ride a bicycle with a missing pedal

It’s never too early to start building stronger leadership and management teams

And the place to start is by helping them understand . . . when to lead when to manage and the difference between them

An ideal theme for • keynotes • breakout sessions • group training

I’ve shared this message with scores of companies and associations. Let me share it with yours. Dr. Mike Armour Strategic Leadership Development International, Inc. Dallas, TX www.LeaderPerfect.com Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.

Strategic Leadership Development International, Inc. Dallas, TX www.LeaderPerfect.com 1-877-753-4685 Copyright 2014 You are free to reproduce this presentation or post it online unedited and with this copyright notice attached.

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