Monday, 24 March 2014

Is the traditional role of management extinct?

This is a very interesting article by Sean Blanda about Treehouse’s approach to management.

In my own view traditional management, the idea of planning, organising, directing, and controlling, is long dead.

We lead people. We manage things.

I define leadership as the art of inspiring people to bring everything remarkable that they are to everything they do. 

Leadership falters and usually badly without management.

I define management as the practice of making it simple for people to bring everything remarkable that they are to everything they do.

Management is no longer about people. Management is about systems, processes, tasks. Management in harmony with leadership which is about people, attitudes, and relationships, is a force to be reckoned with.

In simple terms management is about efficiency. Leadership is about effectiveness. We need both.

How are both going at your place?

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian
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