Do you know the difference between management and leadership? In order to operate a successful practice, you must understand the components of management and leadership and develop the skills, tools, and habits to execute both well. Becoming an effective leader, and an effective manager, will help you change your future and the future of your practice.

In this episode, Aspire founder and leadership consultant Randy Hall along with Dr. Julie Reck, owner and founder of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill in South Carolina, explore the various components of management and leadership.

Management is defined as: the organization and execution of the tasks and duties necessary for the operation of a team or business.  These tasks and duties are broken into four groups:

  • Analysis
  • Planning
  • Resources
  • Structure

Leadership is defined as: influencing the thoughts, ideas, and behaviors that help individuals and teams reach more of their full potential.  There are three aspects of leadership that will impact the success of your practice:

  • Talent
  • Engagement
  • Culture

Download our Management vs. Leadership Guide for more information on these concepts.  This guide also includes a “How are You Spending Your Time Checklist” that can be used to reflect on the management and leadership activities you perform on a regularly basis.  

Management vs. Leadership


For our Aspire members, you’ll find bonus podcast content at  In this “After the Episode,” Randy and Dr. Reck dive deeper into the analysis component of management, including how to use a business dashboard to understand key metrics of your practice.

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Episode 34: Management vs. Leadership