Differences Between Managing Team Members and Leading Them

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Leveraging his experience establishing business schools and his past roles as the head of academic departments for major universities, Antonios (Tony) Antoniou serves as an expert in business leadership and management. With a career in finance and business spanning decades, Antonios Antoniou holds extensive knowledge on various leadership and management styles and the differences between the two positions.

According to an article on Forbes.com, there are a variety of characteristics that distinguish the two. Traditionally, management has meant that one has a group of people that are replaceable and their sole existence in the role was to produce results. Leadership, however, assesses how workers are feeling and makes adjustments as necessary, recognizing that they are human beings, not robots, and that a person’s feelings and perspectives can determine loyalty, behavior, perspective, and productivity.

Another example concerning the differences between management and leadership includes the ways in which the two approach work to motivate the achievement of goals. With management, threats along with limited patience are used to spur workers to action. With leadership, however, a shared goal or mission is used as a motivating factor, creating a common ground.

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