Management and Leadership

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Management and Leadership Paper
“Leadership and management must go hand in hand. They are not the same thing. But they are necessarily linked, and complementary. Any effort to separate the two is likely to cause more problems than it solves” (Murray, 2010). This paper will differentiate between leadership power and management. At Frito Lay leaders and managers play an important role in maintaining healthy organizational culture. This paper will also evaluate the affect of globalization and management at Frito Lay.
The roles of both managers and leaders are vital for an organization. The unique processes and qualities of a leader set him or her apart from being just a manager. A manager works with the structure, organization,
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Indra Nooyi has brought change to the organization by her charming characteristics and has led and swayed the decision-makers of the organization toward the vision of the mother company.
“The leader who has expert power has certain expertise or knowledge; people comply because they believe in, can learn from, or can otherwise gain from that expertise” (Bateman & Snell, 2009, pg 440). A leader with expert power may only have power over the specific subject matter that he is knowledgeable of rather than over other areas in the organization.
Frito Lay’s president and chairman, Al Carey believes that the future of his company lies in adopting the servant-leadership minded culture. In Frito Lay’s servant-leadership culture, the role of the leader is to serve the needs of the employees by supporting and empowering them in their tasks and to help remove any obstacles in the way of reaching their goals. One of the programs as a result of this culture is ‘Team 4ward’. Plant employees are encouraged to volunteer to lead a team focusing on a subject that they are passionate about. Manager’s role is to make sure that the employee has access to the resources necessary to deliver results.
Each of the teams that support Team 4ward aligns with Frito Lay's overall corporate strategy – the commitment to our people, the planet, our partners and our products -- and focuses on specific areas for execution, like safety, water and electricity conservation, and
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