Management and Leadership

Essay by Flea_46University, Bachelor'sA+, November 2008

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The words management and leadership are often considered tantamount and many times are used in the same perspective. The two words, in fact, have different meanings and describe two different perceptions. This paper will differentiate between management and leadership. It will also describe the roles and responsibilities that organizational managers and leaders play in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture at Microsoft. This paper will then evaluate the impact of globalization and management across borders. Finally, the author of this paper will recommend at least two strategies that organizational managers and leaders can use to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture, with support from concepts discussed in class, readings and or personal experiences.

According to Stuhlman Management Consultants, management is:The organizational process that includes strategic planning, setting; objectives, managing resources, deploying the human and financial assets needed to achieve objectives, and measuring results. Management also includes recording and storing facts and information for later use or for others within the organization.

Management functions are not limited to managers and supervisors. Every member of the organization has some management and reporting functions as part of his or her job (2008).

Management is a speculation of how a business should be run. "Management is like investment - you want to invest all resources at your disposal as efficiently as possible in order to get the best return on them you can" (McCrimmon, 2008).

Management is a process, which aids in the success of a company. This process is presented in four conventional functions: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The management process establishes the way the company's human, monetary, physical, technological and informational resources are set and corresponded to carry out the essential duties towards achieving the company's strategic goals. Managers are generally individuals who have experience in his or...