Management And Leadership

269Question: Comparative analysis of a leader and a supervisor or manager makes it possible to better understand their functions.

The manager (supervisor) supports, while the leader develops. The manager focuses on systems and structure, the leader focuses on people. The manager relies on control; the leader inspires confidence. The manager asks how and when, while the leader asks what and why. The manager looks at the profit; the leader looks to the future. The manager does things right; the leader does the right things.

Do you agree with these statements?

Answer: In general, this is true. You can add that the leader is a philosopher, the one who paves the way, while the manager executes, knowing how to organize the necessary team on the spot to perform specific tasks. It may even be a head of state.

A manager has the ability to set goals correctly and specifically. These goals must be measurable because what cannot be measured cannot be controlled.

A leader has the ability to see the future and pass this vision on to his subordinates, managers, who turn it into concrete plans, specifications, and work on implementation.

Question: Is the leader’s vision a natural skill or can it be acquired?

Answer: People are born with it. They are born as leaders, or as good executives, or managers. These are completely different mindsets, psychologies, and perceptions of the world.

A manager is engaged in planning activities, time constraints, determining responsibilities and priorities. A leader is not only responsible for the results, but also bears personal responsibility, he inspires and motivates.
From Kab.TV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20

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