Management and Leadership
Management and leadership can go together very well hand, yet they have two very
different meanings. In this paper, I will discuss the differences between management and
leadership. I will examine the roles and responsibilities of leaders in creating and making
a good organization.
What is management and what is leadership? Management structures the
organization, staffs it with people, and monitors activities (Bateman 368). Leaders
usually go far beyond that. Some of the traits of a leader are drive, leadership motivation,
self confidence, and knowledge of the business.
Drive refers to a set of characteristics that reflect a high level of effort (Bateman
371). A leader with drive will do anything to improve him self, the business, and the
people. I used to work for a small company in Ukraine, and when I saw that my leader of
manager was drive, and very passionate about his job, it reflected down on me.
as well do well at the job which made me gain drive towards the job.
Leadership motivation also plays a role in being a good leader. Great leaders not
only have the drive; they want to lead (Bateman 371). Leaders have a power, they don't
want to sit back and let someone tell them what to do. They want to lead and they find
satisfaction in the process of leadership (Bateman 371). My good friend who is a
manager working at Abercombie and Fitch is good example: She first came to the
company as a supervisor and within 4 years she was a manager. She knew she wanted to
be the manager and she kept motivating herself and having the drive to reach that goal.
Integrity is the correspondence between actions and words (Bateman 371). Honesty