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Leadership and Management Comparisons are made

One definition of leadership states:

Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent.(Source:

Managers also influence their subordinates and try to accomplish specific goals and objectives. Does this mean that management and leadership are the same as far as influencing other people is concerned?


Reflect on the question:

Discuss five similarities and five differences between leadership and management.
Compare and contrast leadership and management by discussing situations when leadership and management go together and situations when leadership becomes different from management.

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Leadership is more of the backbone of the organization. They are like upper management. They are responsible for keeping the business afloat (i.e. CEO, CFO, etc). They manage the managers that manage the people to carry through the goals and objectives of the organization.

Similarities of Leaders and Managers: 1) ...