Ompare and Contrast Leadership and Management (3)
Leadership and Management
The staff is the single most important determinant of the quality of an early childhood program. Two trends are evident that will have an impact on staffing: the growing staff shortage (due to turnover and separation rates) and the lack of staff diversity (e.g., gender, culture, and age).
Compare and Contrast Leadership and Management (3)
For this week, you will read Chapter 5 in the text Decker, C., Decker, J., Freeman, N., & Knorpf, H. 2013 Planning and administering early childhood programs and reflected on operationalizing the early childhood program. For this assignment, reflect on what you have learned about leading and managing personnel. Write a paper justifying the differences between leadership and management.
Address the following questions in your response:
a? Define if one is more effective than the other (leadership and management).
a? Using examples from your own professional experience, compare and contrast management versus leadership. Please explain the similarities and differences.
a? Describe circumstances where management is a necessary component of leadership.
a? Describe the most important traits of leadership.
a? Evaluate elements of key leadership and management theories.
a? Judge the impact of leadership and management on the success or failure of an early childhood program.
a? Describe how leadership in early childhood programs is different from leadership in other organizations. Define the implications for leaders/managers of early childhood programs.
Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages.
References: Minimum of five (5) scholarly resources.