Managers and leaders: are they different?

  title={Managers and leaders: are they different?},
  author={Abraham Zaleznik},
  journal={Clinical leadership \& management review : the journal of CLMA},
  volume={18 3},
  • A. Zaleznik
  • Published 1 July 1981
  • Psychology, Medicine, Sociology
  • Clinical leadership & management review : the journal of CLMA
The traditional view of management, back in 1977 when Abraham Zaleznik wrote this article, centered on organizational structure and processes. Managerial development at the time focused exclusively on building competence, control, and the appropriate balance of power. That view, Zaleznik argued, omitted the essential leadership elements of inspiration, vision, and human passion which drive corporate success. The difference between managers and leaders, he wrote, lies in the conceptions they… 

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