Leadership versus Management
Leadership is more than just having the
authority of a management or supervisory position. Authority (or position
power) gets you compliance. Leadership (or
influence others to follow, they do so
because they like you, admire you, stand in awe of you (referent power). Or
because they believe you have special expertise to support their efforts
~ Brian O'Neil
To maximize your long-term success you should
strive to be both a
manager and a
leader and to synergize their functions.
Merely possessing management skills is no longer sufficient for success as
an executive in
today's business world. You need to understand the differences between
managing and leading and know how to integrate the two roles to achieve
the broader horizon, the excitement of new challenges and big
opportunities. When their leaders offer this excitement, people come
alive," says Peter A. Topping.5...
You must focus your firms resources on what it
does best and what creates
sustainable competitive advantage.
Continuously assess, redefine, and then secure
core competencies that your
firm must have to compete. The following are three main characteristics of
your core competencies:
They should make a disproportional
contribution to stakeholder value
They should open the door to other opportunities
They should represent such a unique blend of
and explicit knowledge that it cannot be copied by others
Practices and Behaviors
of Effective Managerial Leaders...
Making People Feel
Four Competencies that Leaders Need To Develop...
Emotional Task of the Leader...
Coaching – a Vital Skill for Leaders...
Leader as Servant...
Leading by Example...
Pacing and Leading...
Three Levels of
Leadership in Organizations...
Managing Resistance To Change...
Leading Organizational Change...
How To Make Big Changes...
Pros and Cons of Situational Leadership...
Strategic Leadership Lessons...
2 Sets of Skills of a Good Leader in a Hierarchical Organization...
Leading an Adaptive Organization...
Case in Point
from Jack Welch...