Management and leadership paper

Essay by bamandbonnieUniversity, Bachelor'sA, May 2008

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Management and Leadership at the Coca-Cola Company will be explored providing a basis for understanding how the company has come to be where they are today and how they run their Organization. The company structure, roles and responsibility, functions of management, organizational culture and differentiate between management and leadership will be explained to provide an understanding of how management style is impacted.

In May, 1886, Coca Cola was invented by Doctor John Pemberton a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia. John Pemberton concocted the Coca Cola formula in a three legged brass kettle in his backyard. The name was a suggestion given by John Pemberton's book keeper Frank Robinson.

The Coca-Cola Company is made up around two main resources, their people and their brand. These two resources give them the chance to hang on to their central promise: to create value and make a difference, to refresh the world in mind, inspire moments of optimism, and body and spirit.

By developing a complete workplace atmosphere, The Coca-Cola Company looks to influence its international players, which is powerful in diverse people, ideas and talent.

Within the Coca-Cola Company management and leadership are two ideas that are similar, demonstrating dissimilarity amongst a manager and a leader. Research shows two dissimilar traditions of systemizing people; the manager uses a recognized technique and the leader uses enthusiasm. "Managers do things right, and leaders do the right things." (Chapman, 2004, p.80)Leadership is including the skill and knowledge to offer direction to people who will pursue. Leadership affects both sides of human skill. It incorporates procedures and authority established on logic and reason as well those centered on motivation and excitement. Leadership is the common practice communicated amongst the members of the Coca-Cola Company. Leadership maturity comes by experience. People become skilled from uncommon experiences. Whether positive or...