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Differences Between Leadership and Management [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve likely all had managers, and if we’re lucky, we’ve also had leaders. While the terms are often used interchangeably, the differences between these two individuals and their styles are vast. Under management, employees experience control, order, and generally less autonomy. There is less of a collaborative partnership between managers and those they oversee. Instead, it more closely resembles a traditional boss/worker relationship. Under leadership, employees work with their superiors, more so than under them. This is a relationship that thrives on encouragement, acknowledgement, and empowerment of team members.

While leadership may sound like the ideal option (and for many it is), the truth is that both styles have their place within any organization. Every person is unique, and while one may thrive under the autonomy of leadership, another may work best with the dedicated guidance of a manager. The key is to have the right personalities in the right roles. So, take note of those within your organization, how they prefer to work, and under which circumstances they perform best. Then, structure your teams accordingly.

This is just a snippet of the teaching of Steve Robichaux, MBA in his GSBLSU class, Leading Through Motivation.

5 Leadership Qualities to Develop for the Future [INFOGRAPHIC]

Regardless of title or position, leadership qualities are something everyone should strive to attain.  From running an entire organization to managing a team to being a parent, possessing the skills to inspire and guide others can set you up for success and simplify many aspects of life.  At GSBLSU, leadership qualities and techniques are an important area of focus for our future graduates, because we understand just how applicable these skills are in banking and beyond.  Below, we expand on just five aspects of leadership that we encourage students to develop for a successful future.

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Profile of a Leader

Bankers enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking have been identified by the senior management oftheir banks as individuals capable of assuming additional managerial responsibilities in the organization, and senior management thinks that investing in the student’s professional education is a sound investment for the bank.

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How to Develop Young Bankers for Future Leadership within your Bank

senior exec with junior execExecutives know better than anyone in the banking world of the difficulties of implementing the new regulatory mandates, discovering new growth sectors while maintaining current revenue streams, and managing the people in the bank. Without a finger on the pulse of all of these, a bank can lose in the end.  As an executive in this ever-changing banking environment, making the time to identify and develop future top-level bankers or find your latent up-and-comers may not be the most pressing task on your day-to-day list of things that keep your bank running.  But, it should be.

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5 Leadership Qualities To Develop For The Future

Banking Industry Leaders

Like most industries today, the banking industry is experiencing seismic shifts in consumer demands and expectations.  Customer behavior, technology, and competition are all in transition.  The most challenging part of these changes is that they are all happening at the same time.  Whether it’s the change to regulations or the swift demand in technological advancements, the banking sector is faced with huge challenges all at once.

The bank leaders of today and tomorrow must think through these growing challenges.  It will be the progressive and successful executive who will look at these encounters as being interconnected, as opposed to viewing them as silos. For example, innovative products in the industry may often times be developed as a result of customer expectation.  However, there are also times when similar products are developed in response to changes in the regulatory environment.  Either way, these developments and innovations create a cycle of cause and effect.

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