:: Edward Prewitt in CIO Magazine makes a useful distinction between leadership and management. With the seemingly endless number of books and programs in leadership, which ones are useful? Prewitt suggests that there's no easy answer. However, a good starting point is to understand that Leadership is about change while Management is a matter of consistency and order:
"Leadership is about change and movement — perceiving the need for a new direction, figuring out where the organization needs to go, formulating a strategy to get there and motivating employees to make it happen. Management is a matter of consistency and order — setting goals, laying out specific plans and budgets, organizing and staffing with qualified people, and controlling deviations (a.k.a. solving problems)."