December 8, 2008

The Difference Between Leadership & Management

What is the difference between leadership and management?

How do these differences apply to your career?

A few key differences are that management involves planning, organizing, and achieving the results you have set out in your mission.

Leadership on the other hand involves having a vision that becomes the overarching inspiration and driving force behind the mission.

As an independent artist you are very likely wearing both of these hats or at least one.

In leading you will find that imagination is needed in order to develop a vision for your career. It will be your belief and constant work towards your vision that will inspire others to follow you.

But in managing yourself you will need to cultivate a completely different skill set. You will face the challenge of dividing your vision into smaller achievable goals which through consistent work you accomplish. As you move forward in accomplishing the goals you've set for yourself you will be able to measure results, capitalizing on what is working.

Leading and managing, are related, intertwined, and perhaps inseparable, yet they remain fundamentally different disciplines.

Each of which you must master.

Wishing you continued success!

Cristopolis Dieguez

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