LDR 300 Week 1 - DQ's
WEEK 1 DQ 1
Leadership and management must go hand in hand. They are not the same thing. But they are necessarily linked, and complementary. Any effort to separate the two is likely to cause more problems than it solves. (Murray)
The whole notion of management and leadership are two separate ballgames. Leaders are born from oppression and adverse circumstances whilst Managers are born in companies and enterprises. Leadership has a wider scope whilst management has a narrower scope. Managers have to deal with situations pertaining to the workplace; they have to be responsible for the actions of their subordinates. With respect to a company, good management is needed and only then can leadership take place. A company that has effective management of its internal and external affairs can be one that can harbor and enhance quality leadership. Leaders have to take major decisions, and those decisions can be quite controversial or ambiguous in the present circumstances. Leaders have to think outside the box and think of the future in both distant and near terms. Leaders are the ones who endure sacrifices of their comrades and their own person and/or property. Managers have it easy as compared to leaders; they have to stay within the by-laws and the directions, of the senior management and the board of the company. Also managers have defined powers and duties under the company.
WEEK 1 DQ 2