OrgComm-Ch07ADW - Fundamentals of Organizational Communication Leadership and Management Communication Chapter Seven The Importance of Leadership

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Unformatted text preview: Fundamentals of Organizational Communication Leadership and Management Communication Chapter Seven The Importance of Leadership and Management Communication • Leaders help guide individuals, groups, and entire organizations in establishing goals and sustaining action to support goals. • Managers fulfill specific organizationally assigned roles designed to direct and evaluate the work of others. The Importance of Leadership and Management Communication • Leadership takes place through communication. • Leadership- process for guiding individuals, groups, and entire organizations in establishing goals and sustaining action to support goals. The Importance of Leadership and Management Communication • People can be assigned the position of leader, but leadership occurs not from the assignment itself but through communication behaviors in interactions with others. The Importance of Leadership and Management Communication • Management- responsibility, specifically assigned by the organization, to direct and evaluate the work of others. • Whether resulting in routine compliance or a desire for excellence, managerial influence occurs through human communication. The Importance of Leadership and Management Communication • Leadership and management communication are strongly related to both trust in individuals within the organization and overall organizational trust. • Leadership becomes the vision of the organization that directs and redirects all organizational activity. The Importance of Leadership and Management Communication • Leadership and management communication is part of the sense- making activities of the organization. It helps members develop priorities and determine what is needed by the organization. It influences decision making, transmits communication rules, and contributes to the shared realities that become the organization’s culture. Theories of Leadership and Management • Trait approach- theory of leadership...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2008 for the course COMM 425 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Ashford University.

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OrgComm-Ch07ADW - Fundamentals of Organizational Communication Leadership and Management Communication Chapter Seven The Importance of Leadership

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