Leaders vs Managers - what's the difference? - Forum

1/2/2017 1:34 PM   Lillian

I'm a bit confused about the difference between leadership courses and management courses. What are the differences? I'm wanting training to be a better manager but unsure which type of course to choose.

RE: Leaders vs Managers - what's the difference?
1/3/2017 2:57 PM   Josh, Findcourses team

Hi there,

Thanks for posting. Fundamentally, 'leadership' could be considered a quality of a person while 'management' is an actual role or position within a business. A leader is someone who can inspire, motivate and lead people towards an objective, while a manager is someone who manages people and tasks in a business context. 

These two areas often work hand-in-hand; to be an effective manager, it is beneficial to also be an effective leader. But to be a leader, one does not have to be a manager.

If you feel like you need to improve your skills specifically in interpersonal relations, perhaps a Leadership Development training course would be beneficial. If you want broader managerial training, perhaps consider a Management course. These will often cover aspects of leadership anyway as leadership is a fundamental quality for managers to have.

Hope this helps and best of luck on your training hunt,

Josh, Findcourses team.


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