In this unit, we will discuss the theoretical approaches to leadership and management by also incorporating the impact of geography and culture.

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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT. 

IMPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHY AND CULTURE


In this unit, we will discuss the theoretical approaches to leadership and management by also incorporating the impact of geography and culture. 

What is the difference between ‘leader’ and ‘manager’? “There are many people in the UK who carry a job title containing the words ‘manager’ or ‘leader’, although what these terms indicate can vary from one organisation to another. For example, in a building society we know, Customer Service Teams have a team leader but the Customer Service Department has a department manager who is more senior than the team leaders. Alternatively, some organisations have always distinguished between managers and those at more senior levels by using the title ‘executive’, as in Chief Executive Officer (CEO), but this term too might also be used at other levels – eg customer service executives. We could add other titles, such as ‘co-ordinator’ and ‘supervisor’. Sometimes a titles game is played. For example, in one university faculty we know, the Faculty Management Team was renamed the Faculty Leadership Team, although no one could discern any noticeable difference in what the team actually did as a consequence.” (Gold, Thorpe, and Mumford, 2010, p. 2). 


“Given the difficulties arising from the titles game, the ‘leadership’ and ‘management’ parts of Leadership and Management Development (LMD) are taken to mean the description of activities carried out by managers and/or leaders” (Gold, Thorpe, and Mumford, 2010, p. 3).


What do managers do? Frederick Taylor first answered this question in a scientific manner. Back in 1911 he developed the principles of scientific management.

   (https://www.talkingaboutorganizations.com/e01/ )

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