It is said that “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” ― Peter F. Drucker, The Essential Drucker
Today there is a lot of focus on leadership and I fear that the value of management (doing things right) is being undervalued. Mission, Vision and Values are important. But Execution - actually doing the things that need to be done - is also important.
I like the idea of Fusing Leadership and Management
Although these are both defensible points of view, research on flexible adaptive leadership finds the distinctions to not be particularly helpful for either leaders/managers themselves or the HR professionals who are charged with developing leaders/managers
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