Assignment - Developing Strategic Management and Leadership

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Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills

Unit 1
Edexcel BTEC level 2 Extended Diploma in strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)

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AC(1.1) Explain the link between strategic management and leadership.
AC(1.2) Analyze the impact of management and leadership styles on strategic decision.
AC(1.3) Evaluate how leadership styles can be adapted to different situations.

AC(2.1) Review the impact that selected theories of management and leadership have on organizational strategic.
AC(2.2) Create a leadership strategic that supports organizational direction

AC(3.1) Use appropriate methods to review current leadership requirements.
AC(3.2) Plan for the development of future situations requiring
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We can’t say that we will remain in the same situation forever. We have to act according the situation. Similarly there certain ups and downs in organizations as well. So the managers and leaders adopt different styles for different situation. According to Whitcomb (2000), some famous and widely recognized styles are:

a) Autocratic: In this style people are told what to do and how to do. They have no role in decision making. Once made, a decision must not be questioned. b) Democratic: In this style decisions are made on the views of as many people as possible that are involved. c) Passive: In this style people are given general directions on the tasks to be tackled and then left alone to achieve them in the way they think is best. d) Charismatic: In this style leader influences and motivates others because of his/her outstanding personality or character.

As mentioned earlier, that these styles depend on certain situations and to be a good leader/manager you would have to adopt all of them. All these styles of management and leadership have certain impact on strategic decisions. The organizations led by Autocratic leader are basically Task Oriented. According to Jenkins and Hamman (2001), the advantage of such style is that the decisions are made quickly because people know where they stand. But the employees in such organizations are not happy to some extent because they have no role in decision making. As Barratt and Mottershead (2000) is of the

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