What’s the difference between leadership and management?

What’s the difference between leadership and management?

What’s the difference between leadership and management?

Management programs and even some companies talk about leadership, but few people outside academics seem to understand that there’s a very real and often misunderstood difference between “management” and “leadership”.

Management

In a nutshell, management is what gets the quarterly financial results. It’s also often correlated with:

  • Influence, power, and control games.
  • The toxic, soul-crushing experience so many people share about their job, company, or boss.
  • Our current, historically low levels of employee loyalty and engagement.

Leadership

Leadership is what you experienced the last time you were inspired by a boss or executive speech. It’s what has people voluntarily and gladly work overtime. It engenders enthusiasm, commitment, and loyalty.

Take Action

Comment below and thank any leaders you’ve had that left you inspired to be in their organization and develop yourself.

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Hi, I’m Dylan Cornelius.
I was passed over for promotions four times in three years, every time passed over by a peer. My marriage was a wreck. I was obese and my doctor threatened to medicate me if I didn’t lose weight.
When I calculated the per-hour value of my overtime at work, the additional money in my bonus didn’t justify the costs to my health, relationships, and personal satisfaction.
After five years of hearing me complain, my brother told me to stop complaining or do something about it. I was stunned that it had been so long.
After a long and expensive search, I realized the quality of my relationships was poor and I wasn’t taking care of other people or myself.
When I committed to creating fantastic relationships and high-performing teams in every area of my life that mattered, my life transformed.
I was promoted. Now I’m picked to lead teams and frequently thanked for my contribution.
While my marriage didn’t survive, I met an amazing woman who trained me for my first two marathons, and now I do triathlons for fun. I lost 50 pounds and controlled my diet, allergies, and autoimmunity.
Now my “Honey Bunny” and I tour for weeks at a time on a tandem bike. Soon, we’ll cross countries and continents.
I created a Team Acceleration Blueprint based on my personal development journey and decades of education and experience building and leading teams at some of the best universities and companies on the planet.
I believe the world can work for everyone. It starts with clarity of purpose, fantastic relationships, and high-performing teams. I intend to help 10,000 people create an unfair advantage and achieve results they didn’t believe were possible too.

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