Unformatted text preview: miss an opportunity to improve my organization or appropriately direct my staff. Leadership theory can make you a better manager by helping you to recognize opportunities to lead and take full advantage of those situations in which clear leadership is needed. Management theory can make you a better leader by helping you to understand what actually motivates people, how to keep them motivated, gain their trust and buy-in. Understanding the difference between leadership and management will also help you to become both a better leader and manager because you will understand when you need to manage versus when you need to lead. References: Theories X and Y. (2003). Guide to Management Ideas, 225–226. Retrieved from the Business Source Complete database Blanchard, K. (2008). Situational leadership. Leadership Excellence, 25 (5), 19. Retrieved from the ProQuest Central database...
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- Spring '11
- Management, Situational leadership theory, effective leaders, Alan Lewis MMBA6501-5