Lesson22Leadership&ApproachesToLeadership

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Lesson:-22 Leadership and approaches to leadership Dear students today we will be studying the concept leadership. Definition and Meaning of leadership Leadership is the ability to influence individuals or groups toward the achievement of goals. Leadership , as a process, shapes the goals of a group or organization, motivates behavior toward the achievement of those goals, and helps define group or organizational culture. It is primarily a process of influence. Leader ship versus Management : Although some managers are able to influence followers to work toward the achievement of organizational goals, the conferring of formal authority upon a manager does not necessarily make that individual a leader. Yes, that individual has authority, but whether or not they are able to influence their subordinates may depend on more that just that authority. Not all leaders are managers, and similarly, not all managers are leaders. Within a team environment, manager and leader are simply roles taken on by members of the team. Most teams require a manager to "manage" -- coordinate, schedule, liaise, contact, organize, procure -- their affairs. The functions of this role may well be quite different from those of the leader (to motivate followers towards the achievement of team goals). Management roles need not presuppose any ability to influence. A leader, on the other hand, must have the ability to influence other team members . So students There is an interesting story, which nicely illustrates the difference between a manager and a leader. Newly appointed to the position of supervisor in a large industrial plant, a manager decided to impress his subordinates with his authority. Striding purposefully onto the plant floor, the manager carefully chose the subject of his well-rehearsed address. Once he had arrived at the workstation manned by the union shop steward, he announced, in words loud enough for most workers to hear, "I want to make one thing perfectly clear: I RUN THIS PLANT!" Unimpressed, the shop steward held up his hand. On seeing his signal, all the workers shut off their equipment. Then, in the eerie silence of the large plant, the shop steward challenged the manager: "OK. So, let's see you run it." Clearly, by virtue of his appointment to the position of manager, the supervisor hadauthority. However, without followers, he was no leader. In this scenario, the union shop steward is the leader. In spite of the authority inherent in the position of supervisor, the workers chose to follow the directives of the shop steward.
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So students I think now u are clear with the difference between a leader and the Manager. So now lets sort out the fundamental difference between a manager and a leader: A manager administers, but a leader innovates A manager maintains, while a leader develops A manager focuses on systems and structures, whereas a leader’s focus is on people A manager relies on control, but a leader inspires trust A manager keeps an eye on the bottom line, while a leader has an eye on the horizon A manager does things right, a leader does the right thing.
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2010 for the course BUSINESS Organizati taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at Open Uni..

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