Management vs. Leadership
Many people say that leaders are born, not made, and no amount of training can change it. But what is actually the difference between managers and leaders? Leadership is setting a new direction or vision for a group that they follow, or a leader is the spearhead for that new direction. Management on the contrary controls or directs the subordinates and resources in a grop according to principles or values that have already been established.
Of course leaders must use some management skills and managers must use some leadership skills. Without management skills leaders set a direction that others follow, without considering too much how the new direction is going to be achieved. Other people then have to work hard in the trail that is left behind, picking up the pieces and making it work. Pure managers only control resources to maintain the status quo or ensure things hapen according to already-established plan.
Managers have a position of authority vested in them by the company, and their subordinates work for them and lagerly do as they told. Managers are paid to get things done, often within tight constraints of time and money. They thus naturally pass on this work focus to their subordinates. Leaders do not have subordinates. Telling people what to do does not inspire them to follow you. You have to appeal to them. Although many leaders have a charismatic style to some extent, this does not require a loud personality. They are always good with people, and quite styles that give credit to others are vey effective at creating the loyalty that great leaders engender.
As Peter Drucker, one of the most respected person in business, put it, leadership is doing the right things and management is doing things right. And that's the essence of this issue.