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The Difference between Leaders and ManagersLeadership means a person’s aptitude for motivating, influencing, and enabling others to contribute to the success of the organization (Spector, 2012). Management involves being in control of a group to achieve a goal. Managers are motivated by control and power. Inspiration and encouragement are characteristics that a leader will have. Management will command, be dependent on authority, say “I”, motivate fear, and drive workers. A leader will ask their team,
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CRM PROJECT4says “we”, creates passion, and coach their team. Preferably, a great manager of a company would have characteristics of both leaders and managers to achieve success for the organization. A group will prosper with the correct guidance and direction (Spector, 2012).Theories of LeadershipThere is an ever-growing and extensive assortment of theories trying to describe the practice and notion of leadership. Many theories believe leadership is found in one or more of the following three standpoints: leadership is specific behaviors, also thought of as leadership skills, leadership is a mixture of personality features or traits, or leadership is a relationship or process (Spector, 2012). The trait theory suggests that individuals have the traits that influence them to succeed in leadership roles at birth or they do not. That is to say that specific genetic traits, like cognitive and personality abilities, are what cause leadership to be effective in the person. Many studies have been done to find out the most significant leadership qualities, and even though there will always be some disagreements, resolve, sociability, and intellect are constantly named as crucial characteristics (Spector, 2012).
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