Corpus ID: 150583291

Understanding the Difference between Management and Leadership

  title={Understanding the Difference between Management and Leadership},
  author={M. Maccoby},
  journal={Research-technology Management},
  • M. Maccoby
  • Published 2000
  • Economics
  • Research-technology Management
According to the current wisdom, managers are principally administrators-they write business plans, set budgets, and monitor progress. Leaders on the other hand, get organizations and people to change. That's true, as far as it goes, but I suggest a more useful distinction between management and leadership: Management is a function that must be exercised in any business, whereas leadership is a relationship between leader and led that can energize an organization. Of course, the management… Expand
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