Discussions on leadership typically get bogged down by a debate between the differences between leadership and management. Some authors argue that leadership and management are diametrically opposed concepts (Bennis & Nanus, 1985). Other authors use the terms interchangeably (Yukl, 2010). In this section, I will consider different perspectives to better understand the relationship between leadership and management and conclude by suggesting that effective leaders need to be good managers and effective managers need to be good leaders.
Leadership versus management debate exposes bumper-sticker logic
- Written by Brent Duncan, PhD
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