Management, Growing Leaders Study Case

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Running Head: Growing Leaders

Growing Leaders P. Robbins and Coulter Golden Gate University

1. What do you think about Buckley’s statement that leaders and managers differ?  Do you agree?  Why or why not? I agree fully agree with Buckley’s Statement. He stated that a leader is the inspiration behind the scenes. The leader needs to show proper ethics and work attitude for the employees to follow. When a leader is not fulfilling his or her role and only commanding instructions, it shows poor leadership skills and will only affect the rest of the team poorly. Managers, Buckley stated, “. is more about process (Robbins & Coulter, 2011, p. 482).” Managers are there to make sure the employees are trained to do their work and make sure the business is running smoothly. The managers, I believe, are the ones who run the show in a business. While leaders implement rules and guide, managers are there to make sure everything is organized and going as planned, while also making sure the leaders idea are making profit for the business. 2. What leadership models/theories/issues do you see in this case?  List and describe Leadership issues that I found in this case, is that it is not so easy for a leader to “pop out of nowhere (Robbins & Coulter, 2011, p. 482),”the case states. People think that if you graduated from an Ivy League or well rated school that you are smart and ready to run a business, which is not true. It is hard to find somebody trustworthy and one who uses their head to figure out problems and new ideas rather than the Internet and outside help. A theory Buckley believes in building a great leader, is for the person to be able to take something from the business that has been developed and go...
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