Management and Leadership Paper

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University of PhoenixEnergizer Management and LeadershipFor many individuals, managers and leaders are terms often used in the same context, but unfortunately, they are not synonymous. While managers are faced with many tasks each and every day one of which is leading people the main goal of a successful manager is to achieve the maximum output of the organization by way of administrative implementation. Managers need to communicate effectively with their assigned staff. The lack of communication skills can hinder a manager from conveying ideas and key points which can lead to stress and or frustration. In this paper I will discuss the roles and responsibilities of leaders in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture, differentiate between management and leadership, describe the roles that organizational managers and leaders play in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture, explain the impact of globalization and management across borders, and recommend two strategies that organizational managers and leaders can use to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture.

Energizer was established more than 100 years ago by two gentlemen, W.H. Lawrence and Conrad Hubert. At one point Energizer was joined with Ralston Purina which allowed the company to grow. However, in 2000, Energizer decided to become its own company and spun off. Now Energizer owns Schick-Wilkinson Sword and Playtex. Now Energizer is such a successful, global corporation because of the diversity and experiences that all the employees have to offer. Energizer is a company that is all about creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture.

You may ask what it means to have a healthy organizational culture. There are many different definitions but all having the same principal that the organization's culture is the shared values, beliefs and assumptions of how the members should behave. A healthy organizational culture is one that...