Managers and Leaders

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1. Explain, in the context of meeting organisational needs, the difference between managers and leaders. Submit your answer for assessment. 2. How do you perceive the role of a business/ organisational manager, ie what things does a manager need to do and what resources do they draw upon? Submit your answer for assessment. 3. Organisations and the individuals within them should consistently demonstrate ethical behaviours. What does this mean and how can you, as a leader, promote ethical workplace behaviours? Submit your answer for assessment. Managers focus on operations, leaders work with people to encourage them to use their own initiative and improve their skills. Manager is a designated position - positional power. Leadership is a personal characteristic - personal power. -The manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. The leader’s job is to inspire and motivate. -the manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on people. – The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust. Managers are organisers who focus on operations. His function is operational. Manager coordinates people and processes, the utilisation of human and material resources to achieve and organisation’s objectives. Managers of an organisation manage: themselves, people and relationships, policies and procedures, environments, financial and physical resources, information and technology, ideas, operations and processes. Leaders and managers demonstrate ethical behaviour when they: * match action to vision and espoused values * do what they say they will do * treat employees and society with respect * give as much as they receive As a leader, I am a model those behaviours, and to promote ethical workplace behaviours I should make clear expectations * lead by example * provide appropriate coaching, mentoring and
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