The Opening Chapters Of Anita Saterlee's Organizational Management And Leadership
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The opening chapters of Anita Saterlee’s Organizational Management & Leadership: A Christian Perspective introduce several business concepts that have been researched throughout the years. An examination of these concepts reveal not all are similar and there is no one perfect leadership style. Instead, the differences in leadership styles and management techniques, Satterlee argues, should be based upon the type of work and organization in which the leader or manager is engaged (Satterlee, 2013). Despite the transition inherent in the evolution of management theories, discussed in Chapters 1 and 2, the concepts of Followership, Transformational Leadership, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs are timeless. The purpose of this report is to show that an in depth study and examination into these three concepts are beneficial to all who desire to manage and lead in any environment, in any field, and in any era.
Followership as a Precursor to Leadership Anita Satterlee makes an obvious, but profound observation stating, “A leader cannot lead without followers (Satterlee, pg. 6, 2013).” Essentially, a leader without subordinates who are engaged can not lead properly. While this concept is easy to comprehend, what is most intriguing is Satterlee’s claim that “by mastering the role of followership, a subordinate prepares for the role of leadership (Satterlee, pg. 7, 2013).” Instead of viewing leaders as being static, it is important to view the process of leadership as more