Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Differentiate between leadership and management. Are both equally as important?

Leadership is a more encompassing quality than management.

Management is about arranging resources, including oneself and/or others, in the optimum way to implement a preconceived plan of action.

Leadership adds to implementation the additional action of innovation through which a leader identifies and exemplifies possibilities to accomplish something that has never previously been accomplished, in a way that is not preconceived.

It will take leadership (e.g. Al Gore) for a concerted effort to manage global warming. The implementation practices are generally quite clear but to initiate those practices requires inspiration coming from insight and/or the desperation coming from pain.

Nothing happens without management and nothing new happens without leadership.


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