In addition, management controls the process as well as providing the path, rules, and resources to reach the companies goal (Kumle, 2006). Roles of Managers and Leaders Some say that the difference between a manager and being a leader is that management is career while leadership is a calling. Being a leader, one has to have a clearly defined convictions and most importantly, the courage of one’s convictions to see them manifest into reality (Kossoff, 2011). Effective leadership skills are developed and refined by time, experience, and a true desire to be more than just a manager, but a true leader. What roles do managers and leaders play in today’s environment?
Balanced Scorecard Organizations and upper-management often use a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats, and Trends (SWOTT) analysis model to concentrate on the company’s competitive advantages, their possibilities, evaluate how to improve susceptibilities, and avoid coercion. Organizations depend on SWOTT analysis to remain successful in their industries. For a business to be successful and sustain their performance, the entity is obligated by their external environment to generate strategic objectives and constantly evaluate its vision and mission. Organizations must reflect on their mission and vision frequently to assess each for validity, consistency, and making sure the objectives are components useful to the desired vision. Businesses require a tool to measure the execution of objectives.
With Citigroup’s organizational culture it has guided employees toward the behaviors and attitudes that have put the company at risk. The company must revert to what is important that is the customers and focus on the core values of the organizations, and the vision of the organization. To change Citigroup’s organizational culture there needs to be a shared responsibility among the leaders of the company, managers, and employees. By having a shared responsibility will make Citigroup’s organizational culture more effective and productive. Having shared responsibility will allow each employee to achieve or accomplish his or her full potential, and acting with the greatest level integrity when dealing with one another, and customers.
Ethics Paper Nivea E. Martinez University of Phoenix MGT/498 Strategic Management February 23rd, 2015 Professor Jose Figueroa-Rodriguez Ethics Paper The role of ethics and social responsibility in developing a strategic plan is fundamental and they both play an important role in the planning process. Stakeholders who are represented by customers, suppliers, employees as well as anyone who is affected by the business activities are important and management needs to review and discuss any strategic decisions as they will impact all of them. Most stakeholders usually have voting power to influence the financial and social impact within a company. Socially responsible business must equally treat their stakeholders and should take into consideration the social and environmental impact of all unplanned and planned activities. In order for management members to make better decision making, they must provide the necessary information as honestly and transparent as possible to assist the team with the
Understanding How to Motivate to Improve Performance Motivation is an extremely important factor within a workplace. Motivation levels amongst staff can have a significant impact on an business and can be key to a business being a success or a failure. "Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it." Dwight D. Eisenhower In simple terms motivation is what causes us to act. Motivation is the process which begins, guides and sustains goal-orientated behaviours.
Abstract A great leadership style includes a number of phases. It involves effectiveness, changes, dependability and adaptation along with other conditions. Great leadership capacity takes into consideration the significance of organizational partnership in the direction of the awareness of purpose and goals. Organizations have to have suitable leadership styles for them to function effectively. In this paper will be discussed the flexible theory of leadership and its function to the procedure in Costco Company.
According to Blanchard and Thacker (2007), this is necessary to show how important learning is for the success of the company as a whole. (p.91) 5. Learning styles and personalities must also be considered to design effective training. Because we are dealing with people, the training should be design to match people’s feelings as well as KSAs. 6.
More recent conceptualisations of leadership include contingency theory (), and transformational leadership (). Each of these theoretical models has a contribution to make in forming a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between leadership and organizational change and we shall explore how adopting a definition for leadership or organizational change infers the role of the other. However we define leadership, the concepts of organizational change and leadership can be argued to be inextricably linked. If a leader was not able to effect any change within an organization then it is hard to imagine a way in which such a leader could be effective in their role. Thus organizational change is at the very heart of a leader’s role.
COMMUNICATION PLAN................................................PAGE 17 9. REFERANCING.............................................................PAGE 19 1. INTRODUCTION and LEADERSHIP TRAITS According to J. Strydom, “ Leadership is the process of influencing employees to work willingly toward the achievement of organisational objectives.” (J.Strydom: 2008:97) Leadership traits are unique qualities that an organisations leadership possesses. Therefore, it is the characteristics and somewhat “personality” of the organisation and its leader itself. The most important and successful leadership traits are Innovation, Self-Motivation and of others, Inspiration, Inter-personal Skills, Communication, Ethical and Valued Practises, Conceptualisation and Organisation.
MORAL LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS Moral leadership and ethics is the leadership that involves leading in a manner that respects the rights and dignity of others. Ethical leadership focuses on the leaders and how they discharge their power in their society when making decision, active social engagement and the ways they influence others in their society, since leaders are by nature in a position of social power. Ethical leaders are quick to demonstrate high level of integrity essential to stimulate that sense of trustworthiness anticipated of a leader. Leaders with integrity easily win the heart of their followers and acceptance without much ado. The character and integrity of the leader provide the basis for personal characteristics that direct a leader's ethical beliefs, values, and decisions.