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Leadership vs Management


Many people quickly assume that being a excellent leader means you are a excellent manager and vice versa. The two concepts are actually quite distinct and understanding that distinction can help you understand what it means to be either excellent at one or excellent at both.

Transformation Coaching is the most influential approach and theory to leadership and management that exists today. Managers in any organization or business needs people who are excellent at both leadership and management if they are going to succeed. With excellent management and poor leadership, they will be able to execute everything very well, but will be doing so without a consistent direction and overall strategy. With excellent leadership and poor management, a company will have the goals and inspiration to succeed, but no one to execute the plan on how to get there. Transformation Coaching place the emphasis equally on both areas of leadership and management in order for the organization to thrive in today’s world of business or institution.

What are the Key Characteristics of Leadership Coaching?

Leadership is setting the tone of an organization, the broad objectives and long term goals will come from the leader, and then managers need to execute on a plan to attain them. Leadership is not necessarily getting caught up in all the details but rather setting the plan and inspiring people to follow them.

Key characteristics of leadership are:

· Strategic focus on the organization's needs

· Establishing goals and the strategic direction

· Establishing principles

· Empowering and mentoring the team to lead them to their goals

· Risk engagement and overall identification

· Long term, high level focus

What are the Key Characteristics of Management Coaching?

From a broad perspective, management is smaller scale and more focused on details than leadership. The leader sets the vision and the broad plan, the manager executes it and does what is needed to achieve that plan.

Key characteristics of management are:

· A tactical focus on aspects of the organization's strategy

· Executing on specific areas within their responsibilities

· Formulating and enforcing the policies of a business to achieve its goals

· Directing and monitoring their team to achieve their specific goals

· Management and containment of risks in an organization

· Short term focus with attention to the details

Which is more important?

Emphasis needs to be placed equally on both areas if an organization wants to thrive.

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