Introduction: Views on Leadership and Management

Leadership and management are important concepts in human resource management literature. However, there are confusion between these terms. Some commentators use these terms interchangeably as if they are synonymous with one another, while others believe that they are quite different. Still others regard leadership as a subset of the management (McCaffery, 2004, p.58). Beairsto (2003, p.2) uses the term ‘administration’ to subsume the constituent processes of management and leadership. He believes that management and leadership are the two sides of the same administrative coin (p.20).
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Watch the following videoclips and think and reflect: Are the leadership and management synonymous with one another or are these different concepts?

Share your opinion with your study group or with your teacher/tutor.


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Sirje Virkus, Tallinn University, 2009