Woody's Veneer Factory Leadership Analysis
The manager’s role at the factory is to exercise administrative, executive, and supervisory objectives the organization. A leader is more than a manager and becoming a leader is a process beyond managerial appointment. The factory managers should be trained to take on more of a leadership role within the organization because “when they want to lead, they have to give up formal authoritarian control, because to lead is to have followers, and following is always a voluntary act” (Changing Minds, 2002-2011, para. 6). At best, the managers follow a traditional model of receiving compensation in return for working and telling subordinates what to do. Leadership and management do have similarities but Ricketts (2009) states that “there are also some striking differences (i.e. management is often more task-oriented; leadership is often considered more inspirational and visionary)” (para.