MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Management and Leadership
Management and leadership are both imperative for an organization. Organizations need
both leaders and management to effectively operate a business. There is a difference between
leadership and management, although they both are interchangeable.
motivating, and encouraging a person or group toward the best results.
completing a job or task. “The leader’s job is to create a vision,” stated Robert L. Swiggett,
former chair of Kollmorgen Corporation. The purpose of having a vision is to illustrate future
goals and the success of the organization; therefore, leaders must know what they want.
According to Bateman and Snell (2009), visions can be small or large and can exist at
any organizational level as well as the very top. The important parts are that (1) a vision is
necessary for effective leadership; (2) a person or team can develop a vision for any job, work
unit, or organization; and (3) many people, including managers who do not develop into strong
leaders, do not develop a clear vision—instead, they focus on performing or surviving on a day-
by-day basis (Bateman & Snell, 2009).
Management, however, consists of conducting and supervising within a business or as
using judgment in business affairs. A manager’s role, duty, and responsibility consists of
directing, controlling, and manipulating his or her business atmosphere in a manner that holds
him or her accountable of the risks involved for monetary gain. According to Bateman and Snell
(2009), effective managers are not necessarily true leaders. Management must deal with the
ongoing, day-to-day complexities of organizations. Managing requires planning and budgeting
routines, structuring the organization, staffing it with capable people, and monitoring activities
(Bateman & Snell, 2009).