Leadership and Management

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Chapter 1, 2, & 6 (p. 142)

Leadership definitions:
-The process of influencing people to accomplish goals. (Huber)
- A process of influencing the behavior of either an individual or a group, regardless of the reason, in an effort to achieve goals in a given situation (Hershey)
-Leadership occurs when human beings with motives and purposes mobilize in competition or conflict with others so as to arouse, engage, and satisfy motives. (Burns)
-The leader focuses on people, whereas the manager focuses on systems and structures (Bennis)

-The coordination and integration of resources through planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling to accomplish specific institutional goals and objectives (Huber)
-process of working with and through individuals and groups and other resources (such as equipment, capital, and technology) to accomplish "organizational goals." (Hershey)
-Management relates to managing the resources of an organization. Managers derive power from their position and title (Trott and Windsor)

Fiver interwoven leadership aspects:
1. THE LEADER: values, skills, styles, perceptions of self and role 2. THE follower: accept or reject leader, determine leader's personal pwer 3. The situation: work demands, systems, tasks structure, interactions, time available, external environment, culture. 4. Communication: varied patters, open or closed flow, verbal and nonverbal, transmission and perception formal, informal 5. Goals: organization and individual.

Leadership theories
Trait Theories: focus on characteristics of leaders
Bennis: 6 ingredient of leadership traits
1. guiding vision
2. passion
3. integrity (self-knowledge, candor and maturity)
4. trust
5. curiosity
6. daring

Someone who has followers
Popularity is not leadership; results are
Leaders are visible and set examples
Leadership is not rank but responsibility

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