Essay by mlp161136University, Master'sA-, December 2005

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"Management is position, leadership is action" (Bateman and Snell, 2004). Management principles are general rather than specific to a type of firm or organization. However, management is universal only if the manager has become familiar with the specific situation in which it is applied. In this paper I will examine the role and responsibility between management and leadership pertaining to creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture. I will also make two recommendations on how management can improve their leadership abilities and the organization that I work for.


Leading is stimulating people to be high performers (Bateman and Snell, 2004). In the leading process a manager needs to understand the differences between management and leadership, understand the roles and responsibilities of other leaders in the organization to be able to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture (Ohio State University, 2004). Leadership refers to how employees are managed, but before considering how employees are managed, it is necessary to consider what the trends are in relation to customers and other parties in the organization's external environment.

Today, organizations are focused on creating partnerships with other organizations as a means survival or of maintaining control. The important point about the emphasis on building relationships is that only the employees of an organization can achieve this (Edwards, 2004). The managers at JPL Construction usually demonstrate good leadership abilities. They are quick to point out exceptional work and good ideas when employees use innovative thinking by thinking outside the box on various problems. When employees are focused together on a project, management encourages and enhances relationship building, sharing ideas, agreeing on procedures, and how to achieve the final goal, which makes the work atmosphere is pleasant, non-threatening and gives it a special feeling for self-improvement and satisfying work ethics. Managers make team...