The following is a guest article by Joseph Pickett at www.mphprogramslist.com
The words “management” and “leadership” are often used interchangeably, but there is a big difference between being a manager and being a leader.
What Is a Manager?
A manager has authority because of the position he or she holds within an organization. Take a manager who is not also a leader out of his position of authority and he loses the ability to get things done.
Managers are responsible for:
- Planning and organizing tasks that need to be completed.
- Assigning work to those who are most qualified to do it.
- Coordinating efforts between groups of people.
What Is a Leader?
A leader may not be in a management position at all. Continue reading