Leadership And Management Case Study Essay
My case study will be based on leadership and management styles and the impact it has on employees/staff, the organisation I’ve chosen is Ethel Austins Ltd.
Ethel Austin was a British clothing retailer, it was first founded in the year of June 2002 in Liverpool, England. It had over three hundred stores but unfortunately the company ceased operation in year of January 2013 after numerous times entering administration.
Leadership and Management meaning
The main difference between leadership and management is that leaders have people follow them while managers have people who work for them.
Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organisation, they work to inspiration and motivate among people for example; Martin Luther King Jr, he was a leader in the civil rights movement. He used his voice and leadership skills to fight for freedom and equality for people around the world.
Management is the process of dealing with or controlling things or directing people/resources or values that have been established. ‘’Management is often included as a factor of production along with machines,materials and money’’. (Drucker, 1909-2005) ‘’Target setting is a management technique used to focus attention on certain activities for example; A hospital might set targets around waiting times; for this to work someone within the hospital must show leadership by emphasizing the importance of the activity’’. (Drummond, 2013)