What is the difference between a manager and a leader?


The biggest difference between leaders and managers is in the way they motivate the people who follow or work for them. Managers have subordinates, unless their title is given as a mark of seniority and honorary, while leaders do not. In terms of approach, a leader sets the direction while a manager plans the details. Leaders appeal to the heart while managers appeal to the head. A leader’s energy is passion, and that of the manager is control.
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A leader is someone who influences the behavior and work of others to achieve a goal. A manager is a designated leader responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling a team to accomplish the set goal.
Leadership and management are often used interchangeably. Leadership is an essential asset a manager should possess. A leader sets directions or visions for a group that they follow while a manager controls or directs people/resources in a group according to established principles or values.
The difference between a manager and a leader is that a leader has social influence in which the person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. On the other hand, a manager controls an institution, business, or of a part, division, or phase of it. Leadership and management is not the same thing but are they are necessarily linked, and complementary.
The main difference or variation between a manager and a leader is a manager usually obtains and directs resources to achieve an objective whereas a leader uses his visionary skills to set direction that a group follows. Managers usually rule while leaders are usually followed.
A Leader possesses a natural set of talents that inspire people to follow, to be loyal, and to produce. Managers do not have specific leadership qualities and talents or that does not be given guidance to draw them out sometimes work much harder than their subordinates to produce results for the company.
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