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Management and Leadership

1. How can leadership or management qualities be effectively developed and used to enhance organizational capabilities?

2. Have you experienced a positive or negative work relationship with managers and employees? What was the influence of that relationship on the organizational capabilities?

3. Do you agree or disagrees that leadership and management interaction with employees can enhance employeeĆ¢??s leadership skills and attempt in creating the type of culture best suited to achieve organizational goals? Why or why not?

4. Provide information on how some leader can communication their perception of its effectiveness on organizational success. What are the determining perceptions of leadership communication and its impact on organizational and leadership success?

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Leadership according to Hughes, Ginnett and Curphy (2006) is a complex experience comprising of a leader, followers and a situation. Research indicates that it is both a science and an art. Leadership has been defined by Hughes et al., (2006) as "the process of influencing others toward the achievement of group goals; it is not just a person or a position" (p. 23). A leader has vision, communicates effectively, has integrity, is dedicated, humble, open, is creative, has a sense of humour, takes risks, and is dynamic whilst a manager organizes, plans, controls, regulates, monitors, evaluates, and is efficient.

1. How can leadership or management qualities be effectively developed and used to enhance organizational capabilities?

These qualities could be developed through training, mentoring and coaching in order to enhance the organizational capabilities. Additionally, making the most of experiences is also vital to developing one's leadership or management qualities (Hughes et al., 2006). As stated earlier, training and education can also be used to increase leadership and management qualities to enhance the organization by:

a) Developing long term vision for the organization.
b) Developing a strategic plan to guide the organization into the future.
c) Provide training to employees to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
d) Manage resources effectively to avoid wastage.
e) Hire the right people who can fit within the organization's culture and work towards achieving organizational goals.
f) Build and maintain partnerships and relationships with employees, customers, creditors, suppliers and stakeholders in order to build a productive and profitable organization.
g) Create high performing teams, and
h) Create open communication in order to send and receive clear, specific messages, policies, procedures and regulations.

2. Have you experienced a positive or negative work relationship with managers and employees? What was the influence of that ...

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