Discuss the differences between a leader and a manager. What characteristics, activities, and/or responsibilities are associated with each? 

Part 1. Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

Discuss the differences between a leader and a manager. What characteristics, activities, and/or responsibilities are associated with each?

Share an example of a leader and a manager from your own work experience or from research and explain whether you think the role of a leader or manager can or should overlap.

Part 2. Reply to the following thread in a minimum of 100 words:

‘The differences between a leader and a manager is that a leader is a person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. A manager is a person responsible for controlling or administering all or part of a company or similar organization. There are many characteristics of a leader such as



Inspire Others

Commitment and Passion

The characteristics of a manager are many as well to give some examples

They are assertive

They handle pressure well

They are assertive

They do not micromanage

The responsibilities of a leader is

Build trust


Build Self-efficacy

Conduct routine debriefings

The responsibilities of a manager are different types such as

Setting goals

Administrative tasks.

Training and development

Team and individual organization

Leaders and managers do have overlapping functions when it comes to each other roles in an organization. For you to become a leader you must have the skill set and quality to manage. If you are a manager, you must have leadership skills to manage a company or organization. As for myself when I was in high school, I played a lot of sports when I was the caption. I had to make some difficult decisions as a leader for my team. The qualities that I possessed were







These qualities I took with me as I started as a adult working towards my career. As of now I just applied to become a project manager for my place of employment. I feel that I will do great if I was to be chosen for the position. I would take my leadership skills and apply it to becoming a great manager. Wish me luck.” – Essence H.

Part 3. Respond to the following post in a minimum of 100 words:

“Class, My opinion on a leader and manager is that of what I have formed over years of experience as a SNCO in the military and as a senior level leader in the aerospace industry. I feel leaders are integral to any well function group and often lead by example. are not scared to get their hands dirty and have an intimate connection with their subordinates. Whilst managers on the other hand manage to a strict process and procedural code. Manager can be groomed and made to be effective while leaders are molded by the experience of being put in difficult situations. Managers can lead groups to complete a task effectively but will never really engage the workforce on a personal level. leaders have the charisma and ability to engage from within so the work force is fully vested in the overall goal. In my opinion a leader is the optimal type of management a company wants as they often blur the line between work and life which makes the work environment parts of the employees life” – Danny V.