Managerial Effectiveness: A Concise Definition

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Introduction In today's increasingly competitive business environment, the relevance of effective leadership cannot be overstated. That is, with the world fast becoming a global village, organizations should ideally have effective leaders at the helm so as to remain relevant. In this text, I concern myself with managerial effectiveness. Managerial Effectiveness: A Concise Definition In basic terms, managerial effectiveness can be taken to be the achievement of the desired organizational goals, results as well as objectives by taping on the unique abilities of the management. Indeed, as Certo & Certo (2006) note, managerial effectiveness has largely got to do with the accomplishment of the prevailing organizational goals through the utilization of available organizational resources. Hence the effectiveness of managers is largely based on how well they utilize the resources of any given organization to meet the various objectives and aims of the organization. What it means to be an Effective Manager For an individual to be considered an effective manager, he or she must possess a unique set of abilities, skills as well as competencies. However, it is important to note that as Hernez-Broome and Hughes (2004) point out, "while common leadership qualities or competencies characterize effective leaders, developing such core leader qualities may not be enough." Hence in addition to the usual key leadership qualities, managers must develop yet another set of critical
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