Leadership is the Name of the Game


Leadership really is the name of the game.  The impetus in corporate America should be focused 70% towards leadership and 30% towards management.  I am not stating leadership is good and management is bad.  I am not saying that leadership is better than management.  I am saying in organizations today, leadership needs to be taught, emphasized and focused upon to a higher degree.  The educational systems in America and Europe are predominantly geared towards management, leaving people with what I call, “managerial mindsets”.  Management is the process of keeping things the same.  It’s budgeting, staffing, controlling, smart problem solving…all good things, except it doesn’t move anybody forward.  Management’s job is to keep things the same.  That’s why most organizations are over-managed and under-led.  Leadership is a wholly different animal.  Leadership is vision and strategy, communicating vision and strategy, motivating action and getting buy-in.  Leadership’s job is moving people forward.  Management is what you know.  Leadership takes you to where you want to go.