Is there really a difference between managership and leadership? If so, what is the difference and does it even matter?
I firmly say that there is a difference and that both are needed by a fully competent leader in an organization. The management leader is employed and acts in the public sector usually pertaining to a government exercise and also the statutory parts of the position. Leadership, on the other hand is not part of a legislative act - it is a lot about how conscious you are in your role and how it affects others in your organization.
Even if a leader is unaware about what they do, they are still a role model for other leaders in their organization - this may cause concern if what the leader words and actions do not match. There is a saying that says an organization sooner or later become like the one who leads it - good or bad!
If we want an open and responsive organization that encourages its employees and creates active participation in the business, then we ourselves need to act this way.
By being a leader not just boss you will gain some of most important dimensions and tools to carry out change processes - namely using the employee's skills and experiences which will create a work environment with job satisfaction!
Arja Holmstedt Svensson
A blog about my work and assignments as a Change Leader. The posts will be about my experiences – new experiences, meeting new people in new environments.