Ompare Management verse Leaderships Theory
This is a 20 page group project but my portion is only the second and third page after the introduction. This is my outline:
Comparative scope of management and leadership theory
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Dont know if this helps or not but this is what they have so far:
Management and leadership are two terms that are used compatibly to describe the same meaning. As similar as these two terms may be they also have many important differences that should be considered. This paper will help understand the true meaning of both and help find the differences when referring to each. To manage does not mean to lead and to lead does not mean to manage. They are both there to help reach a common goal but the differences in the way these goals are reached may vary.
To truly understand the contrast one must understand the origin, history, and difference in theories. This paper aims to educate on how these two terms have been distinguished from the 1970as to today. This paper also discusses the difference in theories and how those differences are criticized.
In todayas world it is very important to have a good blend of both managers and leaders. But in reality, what defines a manager versus a leader? Is it simply based on actions or characteristics? Is it the way they motivate a group of people towards a common goal? Does every manager have to be a leader or vice versa? There are many debates and controversies regarding these questions and many have their own opinion. Our goal is to interpret it in the best way using opinions from the founders of both terms.
Some think a person can be molded into a manager and leaders are born into their role or pick up characteristics from childhood. When you think of a manager you assume that they poses characteristics of a leader or that they perform as a leader. This assumption is not always true as not many managers today posses leadership skills. Although management and leadership overlap, they are not synonymous (Bass & Bass, 2010).
The similarities help you understand the way these two can be used interchangeably. A manager is one who is there to keep order and stability in an organization while also motivating a team to reach a goal or metric that is of interest to both the leader and the follower. A leader is one who guides by example, directs, delegates, educates, while at the same time also maintaining order and stability. There is no doubt that a leader came before a manager. Leadership can be traced back to the oldest history book including the bible. Leadership skills have existed amongst humans since one can remember. A manager has also been around in a different way. When we think managers today, we tend to focus on the business form of a manager but some can also identify Egyptian slave owners as managers as they conducted similar roles than a manager today.
The definition of management is the act of managing, directing, and controlling (Dictionary.com, 2012).