“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. . . . The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”
Leadership and management are two very popular terms that are sometimes used interchangeably and other times perceived as very different from one another. Leadership is often associated with terms such as influence, motivate, persuade, and evokes images of heroism and greatness; while management is seen as more mundane or if I may say, less ‘sexy’ and is associated with terms such as controlling, application of skills, organizing and planning. In essence, leaders are seen as warm individuals while managers are perceived to be cold-hearted; but is this really an accurate description?
The Workers’ Perspective
I interviewed several workers during the course of writing this piece on the distinction between leadership and management. There was widespread agreement…
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