Discuss the differences between the managerial role and the leadership role. Can the same person assume both roles simultaneously? Can you give an example of mismatched manager/leader roles? How would this complexity affect communication?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 10:14 pm ad1c9bdddf
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1. Differences between the managerial role and the leadership role.
Managers do quite well manipulating the balance sheet and income statement, but they have a more difficult time with leadership concerns of morale and influence. To understand the difference managerial role and the leadership role, it helpful to look at the definition of a role, which is a fairly standardized behavior. In fact, a social role is, " An expected behavior for a given individual that relates to social status and social position." It's important to understand that one must also plays a role at work. For example, the Dictionary of Occupational Titles has thousands listed. Certain roles in work settings function almost as a class. These include: employees (or workers), manager, executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and stockholders. Within the executive class, we have the various c-levels: the CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, and so on (http://www.legacee.com/Info/Leadership/Management.html).
Management focuses on work. We manage work activities such as money, time, paperwork, materials, equipment, etc. the managerial role focus more on:
· Decision Making
· Problem Solving (http://www.legacee.com/Info/Leadership/Management.html).
Often, the first five (planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and coordinating) are listed in the management 101 texts as the major functions of management. Also, certain conceptual ...
This solution discusses the differences between the managerial role and the leadership role and whether or not the same person can assume both roles simultaneously. By example, it also examines an example of mismatched manager/leader roles, such as how this complexity would affect communication. Supplemented with articles on leadership and comparing leadership and management.
Police Chief Role: Leader vs. Manager
Identify and explain the various types of leadership and managerial duties of a police chief that a search committee should be aware of in order to make a well-rounded decision.
Analyze whether the new police chief should be a better manager of tasks and finances and whether the department could be run more efficiently with a chief with better business skills.
Explain in the context of law enforcement whether management skills are more important than leadership skills. Explain how to ensure fairness and adherence to procedure.
Explain whether assuming a leadership position in criminal justice is difficult or easier for individuals with business skills who also possess the experience necessary to handle important law-enforcement decisions.
Analyze whether a good manager could also be a good leader or vice versa. Explain if the concepts of leadership and management can be considered in isolation from each other. Provided rationale for the answers.