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The Difference Between Leadership and Management

Does a leader need to be a manager? Does a manager need to be a leader? Compare and contrast the professional role of leader with the functional role of manager. Offer examples of leaders and managers who have influenced you.

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In essence, a leader does need to be a manager. In order for an individual to be an effective leader, that individual must have the skill to effectively plan activities, organize activities, control processes and procedures, and to pick and utilize the right individuals in order to achieve a given objective. These are all management skills that an individual must have in order to qualify as an effective ...