There's a lot of confusion in organizations today about the difference between managing and leading. If you're a good manager, then you've got to be a good leader, right? Wrong. A good manager excels at getting things done, that is, efficiently managing processes, time lines, and resources to obtain desired results. A good leader, on the other hand, excels at inspiring people to do their best. Management emphasizes controlling things and people; leadership emphasizes inspiring and motivating people. Great organizations need great management, but for an organization to truly be great, it also must have great leadership.