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As described in Exhibit 1.3 on page 16, Management and Leadership are both essential but include different qualities and activities. Managers and leaders are not inherently different types of people. Many managers possess abilities and qualities to be effective leaders. As well, leadership cannot replace management--it is in addition to management. Using Exhibit 1.3 Comparing Management and Leadership and provide an example of 1) leadership and 2) management activities for each of the 5 areas crucial to organizational performance. For these 10 examples, use activities or decisions you have accomplished or that you have seen from others. Use your own.

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Leadership Activities:

Direction: The leader focuses on the vision and mission of the organization while concentrating the bigger picture. For example, my mentor is a director and a strategic thinker who is always five steps ahead of everybody.
Alignment: The leader empowers others in creating an inclusive environment. For example, As a project manager, I led an employee engagement day where I delivered an inspirational speech on personal excellence and promoting a workplace of inclusion and diversity.
Relationship - Leaders build linkages, form alliances and sustain relationships. They have the ability to motivate and inspire others to follow them. Example, As an inspirational ...

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Understanding the distinction between management and leadership.

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