An Overview Of Leadership In Management

For the midterm project, I chose the topic of leadership in management. I feel that to be a good manager, you must have good leadership skills, so you can help motivate your employees, sustain a controlled and organized business from day to day and socially, you can respond in an effective manner to solve problems and meet goals. Now, to be a good leader you need leadership training as well as an organization that allows you to use resources as effectively and efficiently as need be and to trust you to make good decisions regarding conflict, ethical VS. unethical behaviors, and workplace politics. To complete this leadership interview so I could better understand leadership in management I interviewed Virginia Wood, the executive director at …show more content…
“Management is the process of planning, organizing, leading and controlling an organizations human, financial, material and other resources to increase its effectiveness. Planning occurs when an organization decides how best to allocate and use resources to achieve organizational goals. Organizing is the development of structure of relationships that dictates how members of an organization work together to achieve organizational goals. Leading which goes back to motivation is encouraging and coordinating individuals and groups so that all organizational members are working together to achieve organizational goals. Last, controlling is the monitoring and evaluating individual, group and organizational performance to see whether organizational goals are being achieved.” (George, Jennifer M.) To better understand the management functions, you must understand what organizational goals are and what job performance is. “When we discuss goals, we are talking about both individual goals which are the accomplishments an individual is working towards through his or her own behavior and actions as well as group goals and organizational goals which are agreed upon by a department, group or organization to meet specific outcomes.” George, Jennifer M.) “Job performance is the work-related activities expected of an employee and how well those activities were …show more content…
These resources consist of financial means, physical, and human resource departments. Financial means are those funds available and funds that can be raised and generated physical assets are those of marketing and production and human resource departments with well qualified candidates, outsourcing, and joint ventures. Being effective with resources understanding the cost to produce goods and services with the resources they are using. Being effective is producing high quality goods and services with the resources you are using. Also, Managers should manage conflict with workplace politics and understand ethical and unethical behavior within the organization. “Workplace politics are behaviors and activities managers engage in to increase their power. The tactics they use are tapping the sources of functional and divisional power, recognizing who has power, controlling the agenda, bringing in an outside expert, building coalitions and alliances.” (George, Jennifer M.) Politics can be a good thing if it increases performance and effectiveness and that all members recognize that power and politics influence decisions therefore their own actions affect what is going on around them. Ethical behavior is demonstrating respect for moral principles of honesty, fairness, equality, dignity, diversity and individual rights. Unethical behavior is just the opposite it is disrespect for moral

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