6.1 Leadership vs. Management

Course Overview

Management and Leadership are two distinct functions within an organization which frequently overlap. Not every leader is a good manager, and not every manager is a good leader. Both qualities are needed in a successful organization and it’s okay if they are distributed among more than one person. Some people will have strengths in both areas, while others will excel more in one than the other. What’s important is understanding the difference between the two and to know where you yourself fit in best. In this course, we will look at what makes a great manager and what makes a great leader, as well as the similarities and differences between the two roles.

Introductory Video 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following: 

  • Understanding the difference between Leadership and Management
  • Understanding the role of a Manager
  • An Overview of Mintzberg’s 10 Management Roles
  • Understanding the role of a Leader
  • The 6 E’s of Leadership

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version. 

Leadership vs. Management Study Guide – Printable 

Leadership vs. Management Study Guide – Fillable PDF