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Managerial Role with Leadership Skills for MBA Graduates

A manager is expected to have leadership skills as they need to show how the work needs to be done and be the force behind the team. Every future manager who is studying mnagement needs to know how important is it to develop leadership skills.

Mar 21, 2015 13:39 IST
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A manager is expected to have leadership skills as they need to show how the work needs to be done and be the force behind the team. Every future manager who is studying mnagement needs to know how important is it to develop leadership skills.

But, managers and leaders are two distinct terms and can not be used inter changeably. It also does not mean that a good leader will be a good manager and vice versa. Being a goood manager does not necessarily means that one will be a good leader. Generally, it has been observed that people use the term “leadership” to refer to the people at the top of the hierarchy. Layers below them in the organisation are called as “management”. And all at the bottom of the hierarchy are known as “employees” or “workers”.This is quite misleading.

What does Management means: Management means directing and controlling a group of one or more people or entities for the purpose of coordinating and harmonising
that group towards accomplishing a goal.

What does Leadership Imply: Leadership means “the ability of an individual to influence, motivate, facilitate and enable others to contribute toward the effectiveness and
success of the organisations of which they are members".

Some people argue that management should be replaced with leadership as that will bring team playing capabilities. These two serve different, yet essential, functions

 

 

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