Management and Leadership

An overview of management (scientific, human relations, contingency) and leadership (transactional and transformational) approaches.

There is often confusion and debate about the actual difference between leadership and management and in some case these two concepts are used as rough equivalents. However, the theory and literature on this topic makes it very clear that there are certain distinct differences between these two concepts and that these difference are important in understanding the specific meaning of these terms, particularly in practice and in a business and management context.
The central debate that surrounds these terms revolves around the question as to whether management in actuality includes an understanding of leadership qualities as being necessary and implicit in a business context. Does modern management theory include the understanding of leadership, or are leadership and management two very different things?