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    In a 3 page paper define leadership and management. Defend or criticize the view that leadership and management are different concepts. Give specific examples that support your position. Discuss the implications of your general leadership views.

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    Leadership and Management Compared

    According to Robbins and Coulter (2004), leadership is the process of influencing a group toward the achievement of goals. A leader is therefore someone who has the ability to influence and mobilizing others (or a group) toward meeting the target level and quality of performance.
    On the other hand, management is defined by the same authors as coordinating work activities so that they are completed efficiently and effectively with and through other people. Effectiveness is meeting organizational goals through doing the right things while efficiency means getting the most output with the least amount of inputs possible. Efficiency may also mean attaining the desired level of outputs with the least amount of resources possible. To be able to achieve both effectiveness and efficiency, a manager performs the following functions:
    1. Planning
    This function involves setting goals and designing strategies ...

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    The expert defends or criticizes the view that leadership and management are different concepts.