Management+and+Leadership

Management+and+Leadership - Running head: MANAGEMENT AND...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Running head: MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP 1 Management and Leadership NAME MGT 330 / Management: Theory, Practice, and Application December 13, 2010 Alecia Cummings
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP 2 Management and Leadership The topics of management and leadership are taught in management and leadership training courses and in University classes, but many people think they are interchangeable terms. This is not true. While leaders can be managers, managers are not always leaders. The key to understanding the differences is to understand their roles in an organization and the sources of their power. Managers receive their power through their positions and titles in an organization, but leaders gain their power from their ability to motivate people to follow them and implement their ideas. According to John Kotter, “Management tends to work through formal hierarchy and leadership does not” (Kotter, 1999). In examining management and leadership, one should understand the similarities and differences between them. In addition, one should also understand the differences in their responsibilities and roles within the organization, and how they create and maintain healthy organizational cultures. Moreover, one needs to understand the challenges and impacts of globalization and management outside the home nation of the organization. This paper is an examination of the similarities and differences, roles and responsibilities, globalization and its impact on managing across borders, and strategies managers and leaders use to maintain and create a healthy organization culture. Managers and Leaders – Similarities and Differences While managers and leaders have the source of their power and authority from different places, managers can be leaders – they need to understand the difference between the two roles. Some organizations buy into conventional wisdom that managers cannot be leaders. Kotter disagrees, stating, "companies must ignore the recent literature that says people cannot manage
Background image of page 2
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP 3 and lead” (Kotter, 1999). In the current challenging global economic climate, managers wear multiple hats in their organizations, and must motivate their employees and usher them through changes through both management and leadership techniques. Both managers and leaders are needed in this environment. In fact, strong leadership and management are necessary to keep organizations from being overcome by bureaucracy and to combat chaos in the wake of change (Kotter, 1999). The Roles and Responsibilities of Manager and Leaders In understanding the similarities and differences between managers and leaders, examining their roles and responsibilities can be instructive. To that end, the following table defines the key roles and responsibilities managers and leaders, as well as the roles and responsibilities they share. LEADERS
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course MGT 330 taught by Professor P during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

Page1 / 9

Management+and+Leadership - Running head: MANAGEMENT AND...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online