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21 April 2010

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Tammy Carroll

I look forward to your follow-up on this topic.
I think if a person accepts the definitions stated in your earlier post about the differences between management and leadership, it will be easier for him or her to answer this question. Managers are needed to produce results with defined constraints and conditions. Leaders are needed to drive change in the order of things. I do not mean leaders by title, but instead by people that have certain qualities.

Ann

Thanks for the comment, Tammy. If you think of any other books or articles that might explore this topic, I'd like to hear about them.

staffaction

To answer I'd quote Drucker: "To make strength productive" is the role of the manager. I remember listening to a speaker from Mercatus who summed it up in similar fashion. "The role of the manager is simple, know what the strengths and comparative advantages are of each of your direct reports then make sure their work is aligned accordingly." (I paraphrased.)

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