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Management and Leadership - Same or Different?

Explain the differences between management and leadership, and how cultivating leadership skills in managers can benefit the organization.
Explain how managers can set effective expectations for their employees to increase organizational performance.
Describe how managers, when applying leadership principles, can contribute to a healthy organizational culture.
Identify some of the key control mechanisms, and describe how management can apply them to aid in achieving organizational goals.
Summarize some of the best practices for leading a diverse workforce, and the benefits that can come to the organization through leveraging diversity.

Solution Summary

There has often been a misinterpretation that being a manager translates to being a leader. This is not the case. Often, leadership is one of the key elements missing from a manager's skill sets. That is because leadership takes more than education or business knowledge. It requires more than a title. Leadership requires passion, integrity, vision, people skills, work ethic, and honesty. It is possible to "manage" without some of these qualities, but, it is impossible to lead without them. The ideal manager is one who has the combined skills necessary to inspire their people through leadership (Reicher, 2007).