Thursday, 20th October 2020, we hosted a fantastic event: Leadership and Management.
People often assume that leadership and management are in the same category, but they are not. During our webinar this main topic was closely observed. The discussion revolved around this topic: leaders make people want to follow them, leader has empathy with their team and are adaptable while managers simply manage the people who work for them.
”The important thing is to manage what is inside the box.” – Philip Chang
The main focus of developing leadership skills is to inspire people, while management is all about planning.
It has been inspiring listening to these amazing entrepreneurs and their strong voices as the our guest speakers:
Paul Smith – Founder of successful profitable businesses in the software technology, media, distribution and outsourcing sectors with three exits. Paul uses his visionary ability to help CEOs and organisations to embrace change, adopt fresh approaches, and look deeper to find imaginative solutions.
Philip Chang – Strategic Finance and International Business Operations. He is an expert in analytical thinking, problem solving, cross-cultural communication, the ability to work across business units, and project management.
Programme Manager at InternVietnam (part of Pagoda Projects)
The discussion came out as, leaders makes people want to follow them and managers simply manage the people who work for them. Leaders have a tendency to praise success and drive people. You must think of one without the other to truly see the differences that exist between them. Management without leadership controls resources to maintain the status quo or ensure things happen according to already-established plans. During the webinar, we discussed and suggested proposals on how to help people achieve their goal by managing them.
This latest webinar covers the importance of why we should differentiate them from one another.
‘’Recruiting people that have got real talent and not being able to afraid to have someone who can do the job better than you has a lot of benefits.’’ – Paul Smith
‘’People should look at it the other way round and recruit somebody that can replace them.’’ – Paul Smith
‘’It is that psychological area where leadership is pushing really hard to make sure that people who work from home don’t feel isolated and are part of a team.’’ – Philip Chang
Managers execute, and leaders lead.
So many people find themselves managing people but not leading- because to effectively guide your team on any difficult path, people should feel empowered by you. This comes from both leading your team and managing your own professional development well.
‘’ Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Bennis’
Further readings: Leadership and management by Next Generation