Essays On Leadership Vs Management
As a part of their persuasion they typically promise transformational benefits, such that their followers will not just receive extrinsic rewards but will somehow become better people.Although many leaders have a charismatic style to some extent, this does not require a loud personality.They are always good with people, and quiet styles that give credit to others (and takes blame on themselves) are very effective at creating the loyalty that great leaders engender.Although leaders are good with people, this does not mean they are friendly with them.A surprising number of these leaders had some form of handicap in their lives which they had to overcome.Some had traumatic childhoods, some had problems such as dyslexia, others were shorter than average.Many organizational leaders do have subordinates, but only because they are also managers.But when they want to lead, they have to give up formal authoritarian control, because to lead is to have followers, and following is always a voluntary activity.
They thus naturally pass on this work focus to their subordinates.
An interesting research finding about managers is that they tend to come from stable home backgrounds and led relatively normal and comfortable lives.
This leads them to be relatively risk-averse and they will seek to avoid conflict where possible.
The leader is at the centre of group’s power structure, keeps the group together, infuses life into it, moves it towards its goals and maintains its momentum.
He may emerge in a group by virtue of his personality characteristics and qualities or by virtue of common consent by group members.