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Management versus leadership: Do Women Make Better Bosses?

The weekly textbook concepts for our discussion this week are: Management Process, Cognitive Dissonance, Management versus Leadership, Expectance Theory, Maslow's Needs Theories.

Select one of these concepts and find a related article at the New York Times:

Try clicking on "Business" on the left to see the business related articles or search by entering your topic in the search box.
You'll find one (or several articles) to analyze. Remember to focus upon your selected concept in your analysis. After reviewing and analyzing one of the current events articles, post your analysis and comments to your classmates below.

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I reviewed several articles at and found several business articles that could be used in your assignment. I choice the article "Do Women Make Better Bosses?" This article can be used in at least two of your concept areas: Management versus Leadership or Maslow's Needs Theory. I am only offering the article as a suggestion for one you could locate on site, read, and analyze for your assignment. I am going to offer you my thoughts on how to incorporate your discussion concepts in an analysis of the article.

"Do Women Make Better Bosses?" (August 2009, by The Editors)

Management versus Leadership

There is an ongoing argument in the field of leadership regarding whether or not leaders and managers are two completely different beasts. In other words, you are either a leader or manager, but you can't be both. The significant difference between leaders and managers: managers are focused on getting tasks accomplished in the "right" way and leaders are concerned with more than just the task at hand - they want to do the right things. Leaders are concerned with influencing change within their organizations by motivating followers through an inspiring vision and firm adherence to commonly held values. Leaders inspire followers to attain a higher level of service. It is the exceptional individual that can inspire subordinates to strive to do more than just ...

Solution Summary

This solution briefly discusses the concepts of leadership versus managment and Maslow's needs theory in regards to an article in the New York Times. The article is "Do Women Make Better Bosses?".