I’ve been thinking…

What is the difference between leadership and management? It seems like we have somehow replaced the word management with the word leadership lately. I suspect we have done that because of the poor image we have of managers – as those whose job it is to boss others around.

But what if we actually need both of those terms because they describe two different – and critical – roles in any organization? Peter Drucker and Warren Bennis gave the following definitions that might add some clarity:

Management is doing things right.
Leadership is doing the right things.

I think that this distinction needs some further discussion. I will flesh this out some more in the featured article on June 17.

What do you think?!

Until tomorrow, GUNG Ho friends!