leadership v. management

I often hear these two words interchangeably.  And, for the most part, there is quite a bit of overlap, since many great leaders are good managers and vice-versa. But I think it’s important we differentiate the two as in the overlap can be conflicting interests.

In the simplest of definitions, leadership is the art of motivating a group of people in order to accomplish a goal. While management is the art of organizing and coordinating a group of people around a common purpose.