Leadership and management are often mentioned in the same breath, as if they’re interchangeable. In fact, many people think that managers are also leaders. Is this true? Do these two roles have nothing in common?
A manager’s job is to take care of operational tasks at a company or organization, making sure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently. A leader, on the other hand, has a different role. They inspire their team members to achieve goals and build lasting relationships with other teams and individuals.
Management vs leadership: How do these roles differ from each other? Let’s find out!
In the first article in this series, I made the case for enterprise agility – not just saying you’re a digital business but truly operating like one. It means that throughout your organization, teams accept change, drive towards acceleration and are comfortable with ambiguity.
It’s 2022. All businesses are digital, right?
That assumption is not only not as safe as you think it is, it’s downright dangerous to the health of a company.
Over these last few decades, we’ve forgotten the bumpy road to digitalization – even as we’re facing another historical inflection point. In the late 1990s, Many businesses went online kicking and screaming. Many more refused to make the substantive changes to accompany their minimal web presence – which is why today nearly 50% of the Fortune 500 from 2000 are gone today.