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Leadership vs. Management

Describe the difference between leadership and management. Which skills to you believe is more important. Explain.

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Describe the difference between leadership and management. Which skills to you believe is more important. Explain.

I think the most important distinction between leaders and managers is that in the purest sense, followers choose their leaders and subordinates have their managers thrust upon them.

Not all managers are great or even good leaders - the corporate adage about promoting someone to management to keep them from doing any damage comes to mind. Not all leaders are good managers - they may be able to communication their vision to the masses but cannot seem to relate well one-on-one.

In my experience, those who have a good measure of both skill sets are the most effective. The best example I can think of is ...

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