Managers and leaders operate from different vantage points. A manager is concerned with getting things done. They organize human and physical resources to achieve business aims and objectives. Leaders influence, motivate, and inspire. Leadership is about coaching and developing people, as well as treating them with respect while still challenging them. Leaders are capable of creating strong teams, with people who are committed to an organization’s overall goals.
In a minimum of 200 words, post your response to the following:
- Identify and discuss one unpleasant episode that you have experienced with someone who was operating strictly from a manager’s perspective. How was this resolved? Using the same scenario, discuss how a person using leadership skills might have resolved this conflict. Is there ever a time when managing skills are preferred over leadership skills?
Consider sharing your own experiences and interpretation of the research. Support your findings with examples and scholarly references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.