Roles of Leader and Functions of a Manager

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Running header: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL MATRIX FOR NATS UNDER CHANGING SKIESName1
Running header: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL MATRIX FOR NATS UNDER CHANGING SKIESContentsAbstract.......................................................................................................................................................3Task 1..........................................................................................................................................................4The Definition of a leader........................................................................................................................4The definition of a manager....................................................................................................................4Roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers................................................................................4The relevance of the roles of managers and leaders in the case of NATS...............................................5Task 2..........................................................................................................................................................5Roles of Leader and Functions of a Manager...........................................................................................5The relevance of the roles and functions in the case of NATS.................................................................6Task 3..........................................................................................................................................................6Task 4..........................................................................................................................................................7Task 5..........................................................................................................................................................7Participative style of leadership is more fruitful in the case of NATS......................................................7Task 6..........................................................................................................................................................8Task 7..........................................................................................................................................................9Task 8..........................................................................................................................................................9Task 9........................................................................................................................................................10Task 10.......................................................................................................................................................11Task 11.......................................................................................................................................................11Task 12.......................................................................................................................................................11Bibliography...............................................................................................................................................122
Running header: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL MATRIX FOR NATS UNDER CHANGING SKIESAbstractGoogle is developing a human less car, now in a world like this do we really need pilots. Skiesare already clear, autopilots, robotic arms under the guidance of satellite-based surveillancesystems,and ATC can always help a plane in landing from one airport to another.Pilots are needed, official protocols says that every pilot leads the cabin and technical crew. Thepilot also plays the role of anavigator, which can be considered as a manager in the terms ofmanagement theories. The post of a pilot or the captain of a ship often figures out the roleconflict where they fail in understanding the fact that they are acting like a leader or they areacting like a manager.[ CITATION VDH95 \l 1033 ]The current assignment is an attempt to clear the air on this role conflict between a leader andmanager by discussing the case of NATS, which is acting as a provider of air traffic controlservice in the UK.During the course of this study, we will try to resolve this issue with the helpof various management theories and corresponding leadership practices. We will do it under theformat of a report, which will try to figure out certain challenges faced by NATS under thechanging skies of aviation where other players are making an entry in order to eat up the pie.3
Running header: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL MATRIX FOR NATS UNDER CHANGING SKIESTask 1The Definition of a leaderA leader is a visionary that decides organizational objectives and goals. Not everybodycan become a leader. It requires a vision; it requires knowledge of the day-to-daybusiness of the industry or the market where the operations are heading. To top the list aleader should have this capacity to plan the operations for the easiest executions with thebest impact and fewer efforts. The pilot acts like a leader when due to unfortunatecircumstances plain nosedives into thesea; this is the time when he leads everyone fromthe front to mitigate the ill impact.The definition of a managerManager or a supervisor is an individual who takes care of the formation of a team and itsconductance. They mainly deal with the short term goals of an organization. Smoothorganization of various operations in an assembly line fashion and maintaining the teamdynamism decides their job profile.Roles and responsibilities of leaders and managersManagers are in line employees, leaders draw that line, and managers take care of thelogistics of an operation and check out the things in minute details. Leaders, on the otherhand,treat the things with a journalistic outlook. However, they plan everything in greatdetailing and create a beaten track for rest of the team.The flight between London to Dubai should follow a time charter, it should take eighthours with a buffer of one hour, is a decision taken by a leader. The same flight isdelayed because the weather was rough is a decision taken by a manager. Leaders set the4
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