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Founder of We Wire People, Martijn has 15 years experience in the field of Integration, as an Architect working in and for Enterprises. He mainly advises in case of mergers, application rationalization and Cloud / Social Media back-office integration Martijn blogs at

3 responses to “Why management rocks, and leadership sucks”

  1. Adron

    This sounds more like a list of reasons of why managers and management are lame and why leaders take us into the future, not managers.

    Managers are more or less a necessary evil really.

  2. Martijn Linssen

    Beauty is in the ear of the beholder, they say…

  3. Bruce Lynn

    I’ve never liked those tired, cliche definitions of Leadership and Management which always subtly degrade the value of Management to something a bit subordinate to the lofty notion of Leadership.

    My own distinction between the two is the Leaders optimise upside, Manager minimise downside, and both are needed in appropriate balance to optimise outcomes. Yes, maybe going after upside is a bit sexier (with a nod to your inspired post illustration), but a penny saved is a penny earned. In present times, with so much downside risk abounding, good Management is arguably more valuable than Leadership.