Assignment: Management and Leadership Paper.

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Assignment: Management and Leadership Paper. Angela D. Nicol University of Phoenix MGT 330 Management Theory Practice and Application Professor Mary Jane Tytran, MBA Due Date March 17, 2008 Abstract: This paper discusses and defines the differences between management and leadership. This paper will also examine the roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture. It will explain as well as examine the four functions of management as they lead to the creation and maintenance of a healthy organizational culture. This paper will also recommend some strategies that organizational managers and leaders can use to create and maintain a…show more content…
This can be done by fulfilling the businesses strategic planning, budgeting, and financial reporting and risk management. “Management defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that vision, and inspires them to make it happen despite the obstacles” (Bateman-Snell, 2007). Is it possible for someone to manage his or her bosses, competitors, and associates like they do their employees, suppliers, and customers? The answer to this question is obvious; no one can manage them all alike. The key to dealing with upper management is to understand persuade, motivate, influence, and encourage them into doing what is expected out of them. There aren’t any rules or a regulation that goes along with doing this; nor is there a designed role that comes to mind in the management field. Another word that describes this way of inspiring others and that is through leadership. Leadership can be defined as one of the assets that a manager can possess but has to aspire to be. Leadership can be view as a way of getting things done by inspiring people to do them, unlike managers where they force or demand someone to get them done. “In VICTORY! Tracy outlines seven "responsibilities of leadership," defined as "areas where you must perform consistently well to become an excellent executive and fulfill your responsibilities to yourself and your organization" (AMA 2008, par. 3).
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