Are Leadership and Management Development Two Different Things?

Now and In the Future

Does your organization distinguish between management training and leadership development? In Western economies, more so than emerging markets, the lines between the two have become blurred.

As Joanna Kozubska, in her book, The Seven Keys of Charisma (1997), says: “There are times when a leader needs good, systematic management skills and times when a manager must inspire people. We have to be able to do both.” This has significant implications for the way that leaders and managers should be developed in mature markets.

The distinction between management training and leadership development arose because a consensus grew that management was about the issues of today, requiring efficient organization and implementation, whereas leadership was about the future and involved motivation, vision and managing change.



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