Management v. leadership

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Now more than ever, with today's challenge business world, the new workplace demands faster results from fewer people. In order to stay competitive, organizations need to be nimble rapidly translating new information into knowledge. The leadership style of supervisors directly impacts employee job satisfaction, retention, and commitment to getting the job done. Leadership is having the ability to give guidance to those that will follow. It involves both sides of human experience. It includes actions and influences based on reason and logic as well those based on inspiration and passion. Leadership is a social process shared among all members of a group. Leadership development comes through experience. We all learn from our different experiences. Whether positive or negative, they are our tools for growth and development.

Management is a position of authority. Management says what need to get done and supplies the material to get it done. Management tends to be the more educated than the experienced, managers can be trained to hold a position.

Management is a position of leadership, but not all managers are good leaders. What is the difference between the two? And how does a manager learn to become a good leader. In most organizations today companies realize that there are individuals that show the qualities and characteristics that can make them effective leaders. Just as a baseball team, who obtains a player with extraordinary skills, they place that player in a system that is designed to enhance and build upon those positive skills and develop new skills. A Company in today's business must also be adept in identifying those individuals with skills and then also train them to hone and develop those skills. When you search the Internet there are thousands of books, authors and classes that all can help an organization train...