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09/06/2011

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David Detlefsen

I think this highlights a key difference between leadership and management.

The lead paragraph mentions that CEO's are looking for creativity in their leaders. Yet, it is the charter of managers to manage things, reduce variability, and deliver predictability. In short, the nemesis of managers is uncertainty.

I believe if more people made a proper distiction between what management and leadership it, it would be easier to communicate what people want and expect.

One wants leadership when it is desired to accept uncertainty for the possability of change. One wants management when they want to reject uncertainty for the security of predicatbility.

Both have their place. I want the assembly of my McDonald's hambuger managed. But I want a new season of TV shows to lead me to a different viewing experience away from what I am already bored of.

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