Manager vs. Leader

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Manager vs. Leader

Speaker: David Mantica

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In this webcast, we will look at how to create a balance between using leadership and management skills as a practitioner in any workplace.

Learning outcomes

  • Establish the distinction between leading and managing
  • Identify the skills and competencies needed to be effective as both a leader and manager
  • Understand how to develop management and leadership action plans for individuals and groups
  • Learn how to successfully switch back and forth between leadership and management to drive business objectives

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In today’s business world, it is necessary to have entrepreneurial zeal, leadership vision, and operational excellence/detail skills. Knowledge workers face extraordinary pressures to both innovate and manage and control processes. Rates of change, industry consolidation and growth requirements all contribute to the increased demands tied to day-to-day performance and increased ambiguity on when to use certain skills. These pressures have us looking at reassessing the Leader-Manager mode for Knowledge Workers.

In this webcast, we will look at how to create a balance between using leadership and management skills as a practitioner in any workplace. The reality is you, during any given business day, will have to use both regardless of your role. Understanding what leaders do, why they do it, and when they do it, is as important to understand management and when/where to manage. The worst thing you can do is mix your uses, manage when you should be leading or leading when you should be managing. Take the time you need to invest in the skills you must have to get things done in complex work environments.

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  • David Mantica

    ASPE's David Mantica is president of the ASPE, a division of Fortis College, family of professional training companies. His career as a business leader in the training industry spans almost twenty years. As a specialist in business-to-business continuing education, David brings deep experience to roles in executive, product management, marketing and operations capacities. He has an impressive portfolio of goal-driven successes identifying market opportunities in the training sector and responding with training product development initiatives. He has led or conducted product management efforts around more than 300 training courses, delivered both as expert-led classroom programs and live online training delivered remotely. Courses developed by his firms have addressed skills gaps in a range of industries, including: the software development life cycle, many IT topics, telecommunications, finance, healthcare IT and marketing.

    David started his career with an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Maryland. During his career as a professional training leader, he has sat on numerous certification committees and supported the work of many certifying bodies including the Scrum Alliance, PMI, IIBA, TruSecure and CompTIA. David was instrumental in the development and delivery of the professional training industry's first remote, voice over IP enabled live instructor-led training. David also chaired CompTIA's Learning Alliance formulation committee, and has been on the boards of the DSLcon, Frame Relaycon, STP Conferences and Raleigh Latin School, and is currently on the board of IIOM (International Institute of Outsourced Management).

    David has been a broad contributor to the field of professional training. Besides his tenure on various private industry certification boards, he has written articles and spoken at many industry conferences, including numerous IIBA and PMI chapter meetings, Comdex Chicago, OSP Conference, ACUTA conference and 1-jobs Career Fairs. He currently writes weekly on the ASPE-SDLC and ASPE-ROI blogs, and has facilitated or presented many dozens of free information sessions and web seminars to more than 3,000 professionals. These programs encompassed a wide array of topics on software development, technology tools, marketing and project management. David has directed and published multiple salary surveys in the professional areas of Agile development, project management and business analysis.