Is Leadership Dead?

I couldn’t disagree more with this author. His implication is that focusing on leadership in an organization is mutually exclusive from management of the business. Real leadership involves influencing, operating, and improving an organization in order to achieve it’s goals. I fail to see how you can de-link leadership and management.

“Have you heard the word “leadership” lately—say, in the last 10 minutes? How about “management”? Remember that word? Let me suggest that you should, because what we’ve been calling a financial crisis is actually one of management. Corporate America has had too much of fancy leadership disconnected from plain old management. ” Source: The Best Leadership Is Good Management – BusinessWeek

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