The leadership movement has had innumerable positive effects on organizational behavior. Of that there is no doubt. But unfortunately for some, the focus on leadership has turned the word “management” into a four-letter word. Many key influencers no longer seek to be good managers, only good leaders. But it requires little argument to show that good management is just as necessary as good leadership.
Where leadership monitors individuals, management monitors efficiency and quality. Good leadership supports itself with good management. Good organizations are maintained by systems and processes that ensure favorable outcomes. Don’t be afraid to manage your team to increase its effectiveness. If you’re leading well, they won’t even notice.