Managing and leading people

Essay by HENDAWYUniversity, Master'sA-, June 2006

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Assignment Outline

* Managing and leading people the past and the present


The effective manager/leader, how can we become one in today's organisation?

Why is the skill of management and leading people vital for MBA students?

* Understanding Managing and Leading people - The four pillars

The organisation environment and people

The individual level

The group level

The organisational level

* Distinguishing between Leadership and Management

Managers and leaders are they different?

How can managers maximize the output of the organisation?

What do leaders really do?

* The essence of Organisational behaviour & Human resource

What makes managing people so difficult?

Their impact on the organisation

Why have they become a key part of the modern age manager/leader?

* Success in business and the dynamics of cultural change

Facing change

Understanding change

Leading change

* Employment Equity and South Africa today

The employment equity act

The organisations' dilemma, the threat of existence

The effects of the act on people

* The "Silent Killer" Stress

What is stress?

Resilience and its effects on the organisation

Stress and South Africa, how can we deal with it?

* Conclusion

Much more is expected from managers now than 10 years ago.

Being an effective manager requires a deeper level of sophistication and a broader more versatile set of skills. In most industries the pace of change that organisations and their people must cope with is relentless. To be competitive, corporations have had to restructure, downsize, de-layer, and increase spans of control. Additional challenges include managing an increasing diverse work force the changing role of women in business, and the impact of technology on the nature of work pose human resources issues that simply did not exist to the same extent in the last decade.

Despite all of this change, some aspects of managing...