Leadership Processes - Management: Theory, Practice and Application

Essay by rquomsiehUniversity, Bachelor'sA-, April 2007

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There are common leadership processes used by management and leaders. However, management and leadership are not the same. "The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion," (Heathfield, n.d.). Leaders are responsible for mobilizing the organization, motivating for performance, and inspiring teams. Managers usually must possess leadership qualities and perform leadership process, but the business of management is not limited to leading. Furthermore, some managers may perform functions that do not require significant leadership processes. Managers take the organization's goals and vision and translate those in to actions using management processes such as planning, organizing, and controlling, to deliver value to the customer.

Parker Hannifin - Mark MartynowWith annual sales exceeding $9 billion, Parker Hannifin Corporation is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies, providing systematic, precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.

The company's products are vital to virtually everything that moves or requires control, including the manufacture and processing of raw materials, durable goods, infrastructure development and all forms of transport. Parker Hannifin stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PH." Parker is strategically diversified, value-driven, and well positioned for global growth as the industry consolidator and supplier of choice.

Leadership Processes at Parker HannifinParker Hannifin is a diverse and distributed organization. All divisions are united by a single common platform communicated by the CEO: The Parker win strategy. Parker's win strategy has been in effect for 6 years and effectively communicates the organizations goals and vision to all levels of the company from the leadership. The win strategy is deployed across the globe in every part of the business. This simple framework provides each of...