Experts say management involves a focus on timelines, budgets, and metrics, among other things, while leadership involves a focus on vision, buy-in, motivation, culture, and people. Being successful in management may result in a leadership position, but leaders must do well when it comes to culture to achieve success in their leadership roles.
Jack Ma, CEO of the Chinese B2B e-trading company Alibaba states, “I want to be the 1 percent of the company [who is] thinking that making money is the result — not the goal.”
While some CEOs believe they are too busy to handle matters involving corporate culture, others believe it is their job. Some believe the HR department is responsible for maintaining corporate culture, but experts say a strong culture requires CEOs and other top leaders to take responsibility for it.
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Source: Forbes (02/17/11) Kotter, John