(Solution) CIPD 5OS06 key differences between leadership and management roles and styles and the implications of each for organisational effectiveness (AC 1.2)


Leadership as vision and managers follow it

Leaders create a purposeful vision for their company and influence their followers to work toward the vision (Samimi et al., 2022). However, leaders are not the only people who make the vision realizable. Managers on the other hand follow the vision and help to achieve it by setting targets that employees should achieve. Managers also manage and allocate resources to ensure people are in align with the vision. For example, United LEC manager may providing training and practical guidance and support to subordinates on how they should work to reach their targets.

Leaders inspire their followers; managers control subordinates and drive their success

While leaders have the knowledge to inspire and influence their followers, organizational managers are responsible for ensuring positive work experience and continuous success (Bakker et al., 2022). Managers are involved in day-to-day operations, hence they are held accountable for how productive and success their subordinates are. But when employees are not inspired by leaders, there is little that managers can do to subordinates to succeed.


The roles of leadership and management within an organisation is to develop strategies, establish objectives and track development. They help an organisation to have an effective plan to support its performance and success in a competitive environment.

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