Management vs. Leadership

Jim Collins relates a class discussion that went like this…”Leaders are inspired.  Leaders are large.  Leaders are the kids with the black leather jackets, sunglasses, and sheer unadulterated cool.  Managers, well, they’re the somewhat nerdy kids, decidedly less interesting, lacking charisma.  And of course, we all wanted to be leaders, and leave the drudgery of management to others…We could not have been more misguided and juvenile in our thinking.  As Peter Drucker shows right here, in these pages  (in the pages of Management, Revised Edition), the very best leaders are first and foremost effective managers.  Those who seek to lead but fail to manage will become either irrelevant or dangerous, not only to their organizations, but to society.”

On multiple occasions, Peter Drucker articulated the difference between management and leadership.  “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things” Drucker would say in his deep Austrian accent.   We hear more and more about leadership today but not so much about management which should be a cause for concern.  The two contributions to the accomplishment of objectives must compliment each other and move in the same direction.

  1. Is your leadership backed up by good management?  
  2. Is your management spending time on the right things?

Mosaic completes work ensuring legacy of Dallas Willard


DATE: August 26, 2016

Few thought-leaders have impacted the world like the late Dallas Willard.  A loved husband and father, author of over ten books including The Divine Conspiracy and Renovation of the Heart, world-renowned professor of philosophy at The University of Southern California—Dallas changed the conversation in the Christian community as well as the academic arena.

After years of working with the Willard family, Mosaic Strategy Group has concluded their assignment by delivering trademark certificates for “Dallas Willard” and his most enduring brand, “Divine Conspiracy.”

President of Mosaic Strategy Group, Derek Bell comments, “I had the great pleasure of meeting Dallas several times and each time I felt as if I was in the presence of a giant of our faith—yet packaged in a gentle and thoughtful demeanor.  Walking with the Willard family to bring structure and longevity to Dallas’ legacy is a great honor.  I hope I have served them well.”

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What is “Buford/Drucker 1”

The “Buford/Drucker 1” will be a weekly nugget from Bob Buford or Peter Drucker that if taken seriously and applied…can go a long way in your life and work.

A little about Peter…

Peter Drucker is known as the “Father of Modern Management” and for good reason.  In his own words, when asked about his contribution to the study of management, Peter said this…

That I early on – almost sixty years ago – realized that MANAGEMENT has become the constitutive organ and function of the Society of Organizations;

That MANAGEMENT is not “Business Management” – though it first attained attention in business – but the governing organ of ALL institutions of Modern Society;

That I established the study of MANAGEMENT as a DISCIPLINE in its own right; and

That I focused this discipline on People and Power; on Values, Structure and Constitution; and ABOVE ALL ON RESPONSIBILITIES – that is focused the Discipline of Management on Management as a truly LIBERAL ART.

Peter F. Drucker – written in response to the question…what do you consider your most important contribution?

The “Drucker 1 Thought” will be a weekly nugget from Drucker that if taken seriously and applied…can go a long way in your life and work.

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