martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

Leadership and Management

According to the theories, Management is responsible for maintaining order and leadership is responsible for producing change or movement;both are very releated bot at the same time are very different each other. 
Several of the differences that the management process between leadership process has, is that the first one reduces uncertainty and provides stability, and the second one is all the oposite because creates uncertainty and change. As I said before these two elements are complementary system of action.

There are four types od behavioral theories, these are:
  • Authoritarian: which is when the manager retains as much power and decision making authority as possible
  • Consultative: which is when the leader will talk to everyone involved in or affected by a task to get their views and ideas. 
  • Democratic: is a participative style, when the leaders keep employees informed about things that affect their work and shares decision making and problem solving responsibilities. 
  • Laissez-faire: which is when the leaders gives employees as much freedom as possible. 

Nowadays, there are other theories about leadership types, according to the new leaders and the way that they manage their companies and countries (Barack Obama).
  • Transformational Leaders
  • Charismatic Leaders
  • Authentic Leaders  

Charismatic Leader


Discuss transformational, charismatic, and authentic leadership. Would you expect these styles of leadership to exist in all cultures? Differ across cultures? Explain.   

These new theories about leadership, are very good and their really worked on the organizations, but I really think that those theories are not made for all cultures, because, not all of the countries are opened to the world and several cultures are based on some rules that these theories would be disrespecting the culture.

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