LEADERSHIP IS NOT MANAGEMENT
Especially in our business life, we often use the terms leader and manager interchangeably. In fact, although these concepts intersect at many points, they do not mean the same thing.
Leadership refers to a rank. A manager is a person who supervises the work and performance of a certain group of people, who is an expert in their field, who is responsible for the people working under them, and who is responsible for directing them in a way that will increase the efficiency of the company in question. However, leadership is not just about expertise and rank. Sometimes there is no need for a hierarchy. Among a group of employees, we often come across people with outstanding leadership qualities and inspiring their colleagues in various ways. So how do we really define leadership?
Strategic thinking skills and knowledge are essential qualities to be a good manager in the field. However, ignoring emotions, examining only concrete and technical data, staying on the cognitive plane and thinking about the logical; Contrary to popular belief, it does not constitute a set of correct actions for leadership. A good leader knows that people are the most important part of the "business" and that people are emotional creatures, not just rational robots.
Here are some differences between a leader and a manager:
Every thought and behavior listed above as the characteristics of a good leader falls within the scope of Emotional Intelligence, which is the set of skills outside of our cognitive and analytical brain capacity. The development of Emotional Intelligence adds many competencies that will enable the person to develop leadership skills in parallel with these.
Experiencing Emotional Intelligence is an important step in becoming a good leader, making a strong impact on people, and increasing the efficiency of your organization.