Organizational BehaviorExplain the difference between management and leadership. Discuss why conceptual leadership skills become more important, and technical skills less important, at higher...

Organizational BehaviorExplain the difference between management and leadership. Discuss why conceptual leadership skills become more important, and technical skills less important, at higher organizational leves?
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vangoghfan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Managers deal more with making sure that the organization operates effectively in terms of its stated goals or objectives; leaders deal more with plotting the future of the organization, including making changes in its stated goals and objectives. Leaders "set the tone" for the organization; managers make sure that the leader's goals are carriede out.  Leaders ideally inspire; managers need not be as inspirational.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

At the higher levels of management, managers are not looking at the little details of what goes on on a day-to-day basis in their firms (assuming that we are talking about large companies).  Instead, they have to focus more on things like long-term strategies that are more conceptual than technical.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
You can think of management as the act of coordinating the day to day operations of a business, including its people. Leadership focuses specifically on people though, and how to inspire people and make people do what you want and need them to do for your organization.