Much has been written about management and leadership (including here). They are different skills and you need both to succeed. The problem is, that people sometimes think that they are the same. They believe they show leadership when in reality they manage. Or they don’t manage as they believe leadership is sufficient.
Management Guru Peter Drucker once said so eloquently:
“Management is doing things right; Leadership is doing the right things.”
Not only is this the best and most succinct definition I have ever heard about the two aspects of running a company, team or generally a group of people. It also hits the nail on the head.
You need to do both: You need to do the right things. And those things you need to do right to succeed.
What are the right things for your organization to do? How to do you do them right? And: Does everyone in your organization know the answer to both questions?