Leadership and Business Management

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Leadership and BusinessManagement1
Leadership and management both are considered as essential aspect within the businessas with the effective leadership individual can easily direct and lead their employees towards thegoal. On the other hand, management aspect focuses on managing and organizing all theresources within the organization so that organizational aims are achieved.Leadership is termedas an effective approach through which leaders within the organization direct and lead the stafftowards achieving goals(Voegtlin and et.al., 2012).On the other hand, management functionwithin the organization mainly focuses on managing and planning the activities and tasks so thatthey can easily achieve the objectives. Therefore, it is stated that for achieving the organizationalgoals and objectives business requires both management and leadership concept. The presentessay focuses on understanding relationship between management and leadership as someauthors consider these functions as interchangeably term while some authors distinguish both thefunctions within the organization.Leadership within the organization is considered as an effective method that concentrateson accomplishing the objectives of business along with motivating and leading employees so thatthey can attain the future goals. For example, leader within the giant supermarket like Tescorenders rewards to employees for their outstanding performance in order to motivate them withinthe workplace (Lunenburg, 2011). However, concept of management generally focuses onmanaging and organizing the tasks and resources in order to increase the overall productivity andservice quality of organization. For example, with the help of effective management within thecited organization, manager can get easily succeed in organizing workforce and allocating propertasks to each of the employees so that they can easily achieve the stated short term objectives.Leaders within the organization are the one who provide standardized and frameguidelines to the staff members and employees so that they can become accountable to renderquality services (Barling, Slater andKelloway, 2010). However, leader within the organizationmust possess ethics that assist them in managing staff effectively that may further put positiveimpact on their morale. This will further result in benefiting the organization by increasing theirproductivity and enabling retention of employees that improve their performance. On the otherhand, managers are the one manages all the activities, tasks and resources within the firm so thatthey can easily perform the tasks and results for accomplishing the goals and objectives.2
As per the view of Anderson and Anderson (2010) leadership and management bothconsidered as interchangeable terms as both the concept focuses on accomplishing the aims andobjectives of the organization (Anderson and Anderson, 2010). With the management of all theactivities and resources within the enterprise manager requires effective leadership skills so thatthey can direct the planned workforce to perform their activities in order to succeed in attainingobjectives. Apart from this,Fletcher and Arnold (2011) has also state that both the conceptfocuses on different aspects that is management concentrate on managing activities and otherresources like human, time, physical and equipment etc (Fletcher and Arnold, 2011).Furthermore, the management concept also focus on different aspects such as planning,budgeting, coordinating, time management, controlling, problem solving etc. so that managerwithin the enterprise can easily achieve the objectives. On the contrary,Meredith-Belbin (2011)has asserted that leadership concept keep motivate and empower their staff so that they canrender proper services within the organization that further assist in attaining the future goals andperspectives (Meredith-Belbin, 2011). There are different aspect of leadership that leader usewithin the organization for creating conducive organizational culture that support in leading thestaff towards the goals. For instance, vision, motivation, building relationships, counselling,coaching, mentoring etc. that lead and direct the individual towards attaining the future and longterm goals.On the contraryToor and Ofori (2008)has stated that both the terms are different fromeach other as leadership inspires staff members within the organization while management plansthe activities and manages workforce so that they can attain the stated goals (Toor and Ofori,2008).For example, if the ultimate goal of Tesco supermarket is thatduring festive season,theyneed to increase their sales up to 50%.Insuch situation,leadership function must concentrate onmotivating and encouragingemployeesto render proper services during the festive season so thatTesco can easily accomplish the goals.On the other hand, management function focuses onplanning and organizing all the resources inaneffective manner so thattheymay achieve thetarget during season. In addition to this,Walumbwa Avolio and Peterson (2008)has also statedthat behaviour of leader within the workplace concentrateson establishing clear vision anddirection so that they can motivate and lead employees towards attaining the long term futuregoals. On the contrary,McGurk (2010) hasstated that management functionfocuseson3
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