Eric Dana Hansen added a comment to my recent “Manager vs. Leader definition” post. In it, he refers to a work of his that touches on leadership. If I’m reading him right, his take is that
management is based upon processes, order, and controls and that leadership is more about developing the potential in others.
In my comment, I agreed with the first part about management, especially its emphasis on order and controls. However,
I’m don’t buy into leadership being strictly about people…. The reason I like the “Stultz” definition [referenced] in the post is [that] in changing the system, leaders must acknowledge and address all segments of the “people, process, technology” triad.
Also, the blogosphere must be on a manager vs. leader kick. I just noted a couple of posts by Glenn Whitfield (here) and Andrew Meyer (here) that touch on an interesting dimension of the topic: IT strategy and alignment.
I’ll comment more directly on those tomorrow.