The Historical Development Of The Field Of Management

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Introduction to the topic This week’s reading provided an introduction and the historical development of the field of management. There are countless books, journals, and other print material around the art and science of management and leadership. An organization needs both management and leadership (Satterlee, 2009). While both disciplines are at times interrelated, there are distinct characteristics that differentiate a manager from a leader. According to Marker (2010), both experience and literature establish major differences between leadership and management and understanding those differences are important for organizational success. There is not a clear defined way on what makes a good or bad leader; however, there is ample…show more content…
Leaders and followers are required to commit to continuous improvement and meet the demands of internal and external stakeholders. To meet these demands the organization must incorporate the right leadership, followership, and trust to keep pace in the competitive marketplace.
Management Leadership Styles. Transformational and Transactional leadership styles are prevalent throughout organizations. Organizational effectiveness and leadership styles are an important component to an organization (Ahamd et al. 2013). To ascertain which leadership style equates to the higher probability for organizational success or failure has been debated for decades. According to Satterlee (2009), a key factor in leadership influence is dependent on whether the leader possesses the characteristics that the follower sought. There are distinct differences between the two leadership styles.
Studies have shown that leaders are linked to a transformational approach where managers tend to be more transactional. According to Valero, Jung, & Andrew (2015), the conceptualization of transformational leaders can be described by the level of the follower’s motivation to commit to the mission while inspiring them to achieve individual and organizational goals. Transformational leaders foster an environment built on trust and respect while offering intellectual stimulation by seeking perspective’s from the group they are leading. Additionally, transformational leaders typically excel at
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