I currently work as part of a small management team running four late night and food businesses. The main role of my job is to create the concept of the business, assure that it is being adhered to and the to look after the day to day needs of the general managers; this can be HR issues, licensing etc. In addition to this, I spend one day a week completing the banking, accounts and payroll of each business.
Management and leadership are often thought of as the same within business. The fact is that each of these has a different meaning:
The definition of a manager according to the businessdictionary.com is:
- An individual who is in charge of a certain group of tasks, or a certain subset of a company. A manager often has a staff of people who reports to him or her.
The definition of a Leader according to the businessdictionary.com is:
- A person or thing that holds a dominant or superior position within its field and is able to exercise a high degree of control or influence over others.
Crainer believes that there are over 400 definitions of leadership and 'it is veritable minefield of misunderstanding and difference through which theorist and practitioners must tread warily'.
This paper will discuss the concept of leadership by authority/influence and describe the framework for managerial leadership. It will looks at the role of leadership in creating a culture of personal, team and organisational achievements and analyse how a manager uses communication skills in the process. This paper will also discuss how a manager may use delegation, empowerment and management control evaluating the impact on both team and task objectives.
Leadership style is the way in which the function of leadership are carried out, the way in which the manager typically behaves towards members of the work force.
Task 1: A.C. 1.1 - Discuss the concept of leadership by authority