Is there one superior to the other? Is there a distinction? What is the distinction?
Management is processes that keep people and technology running smoothly. In simple terms- its systems, procedures and processes. All must be “managed” to produce the outcomes required.
The important aspects of management are: planning, budgeting, organizing, staffing, controlling, problem solving.
Leadership creates the organization, casts the vision and leads change. In simple terms: it’s influence, it’s people.
Author and Harvard Professor John Kotter in his book: Force for Change, asserts when the above aspects of management function effectively, there is a degree of predictability. This can produce short term results.
The important aspects of leadership are: establishing and communicating direction, aligning people, motivating and inspiriting.
Kotter further asserts when leadership is effective it will produce change and often to a dramatic degree.
They both have a function.