Management and Leadership

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What is the difference between management and leadership? According to Bateman and Snell management is the process of working with people and resources to accomplish organizational goals, and leadership is a leader who influences others to attain goals. In today's business world organizations need leaders who are managers and managers who are leaders. Not all leaders have managerial capabilities and not all managers possess leadership skills. A leader has the ability to influence others however, does this leader have the ability to plan organize, and control within the organization? Managers within an organization direct the activities of others to effectively accomplish the goals of the organization. Can these managers influence employees and teams to reach higher goals and still plan, organize, and control the organization?


Management is the process of getting things done, effectively and efficiently through and with other people. Managers think about short-term goals and focus on what needs to be dealt with now with no intention of thinking about the future.

They are administrators of facts, figures, and statistics rather than planning for what lies ahead. Managers evaluate people, restrict initiative, and look for what employees are doing wrong. Driven by policy and procedures, and pays attention to titles and positions is what managers are more concerned with. (Bateman & Snell, 2007) Some branch managers within ABC Bank fit the description of this type of manager exactly. One manager in mind is more concerned with the short-term goals of the branch, which is generally a 3-month campaign. This branch has not met campaign numbers in over a year and a half. This manager looks each day at the profit and loss statement of the branch and belittles the employees about their production. This manager is more concerned with the now instead of looking ahead into the...