Management vs Leadership

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    Management and leadership are two different but related ideas that are often mistaken for each other because they are often used the same way. However, management and leadership are not the same thing.

    Management is the job of keeping an organization or corporation running smoothly by taking care of the administrative tasks that need to be done. It involves planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the resources that are available to reach goals that have already been set. Managers are responsible for making sure that work is done in an effective and efficient way, and they focus on the day-to-day running of a business.

    On the other hand, leadership is the ability to have an effect on other people and get them to work toward a common goal. A leader is someone who communicates a vision, inspires and guides the people they lead, and creates an environment in which people are encouraged to do their best work. Leaders focus on the future and try to create a culture that encourages and inspires the people who follow them.

    Although there is a lot of overlap between management and leadership, they are not the same thing. For example, a manager might be able to supervise and control the resources under their control well, but they might not have the vision or charisma to motivate and inspire the people who work for them. On the other hand, a leader may have a crystal clear vision and the capacity to inspire others, but they may lack the abilities required to efficiently manage resources and operations.

    To summarize, management and leadership are two significant concepts that are necessary to the development of any business. Managing and leading others are essential to the success of any organization. Although they are distinct from one another, they are also complementary to one another, and a good organizational performance requires both of them. Effective leaders and managers know how important both leadership and management are, and they try to find a good balance between the two.


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    Martin Rowinski, Boardsi CEO
    Martin Rowinski, Boardsi CEO
    Martin Rowinski is a global technology pioneer, executive recruitment expert, and international speaker with 25 years of c-level experience. He is the co-founder and CEO of Boardsi, a SAAS-based executive recruitment firm. Rowinski created and spearheaded their proprietary software that allows companies to effortlessly search for the most qualified Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors from a pool of thousands of top executives across the U.S. and internationally. This software also allows executives to find board positions in highly sought-after companies in a simple, easy, and streamlined process. Boardsi specializes in helping companies build executive boards quicker, easier, and more efficiently in order to achieve exponential growth. Boardsi has also been an industry leader in curating a national private network for c-level executives. Rowinski is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, The Corporate Matchmaker, and has been featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur, FastCompany, NASDAQ, Bloomberg, CEO Today and The Marquis Who's Who (2022 - 2023).