Managing Versus Leading

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter F. Drucker

The Executive Training and Managerial Training conducted by MMM focuses on transforming managers into leaders. Often the words managers and leaders are used synonymously but there is a world of difference between the two. Henry Kissinger put it very aptly when he said, “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” This seamless movement requires the leaders to be willing to explore unexplored territories and be comfortable with the uncertainties encountered on the way. It requires for the leaders to be able to ask questions and enable their team members to discover the answers that surprise them with the results as people are more amenable to being led rather than being driven.

The only real training for leadership is leadership.” – A. Jay

The focus of our Executive Training and Managerial Training programs is on helping the managers to understand that in order for them to earn the role of a leader that others desire to emulate, they need to be a role model. In other words, they need to be the leader that does the things that he/she wants other to do. They need to live a life in which they follow the same principles in both their professional as well as personal lives. This all-encompassing passion is what impacts and changes lives.

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight Eisenhower

2 thoughts on “Managing Versus Leading

  1. The distinction between management and leadership is a stark one and I appreciate your organization’s focus on developing leaders from managers. One correction to your quote above: It was Warren Bennis who said ‘Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.’ Peter Drucker preceded that statement by about a decade when he said: “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right thing.’ Bennis took Drucker’s comment and modernized it with a comparison between management and leadership. Best of success in your efforts…..

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