Manager vs. Leader

Untying the Gordian Knot

; Kathleen M. Murphy

Cutting through the clutter of management and leadership books, Manager vs. Leader: Untying the Gordian Knot works to differentiate the terms manager and leader. With these terms often used synonymously, misunderstanding leads to confusion and failed expectations at all levels of an organization. Les mer
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Om boka

Cutting through the clutter of management and leadership books, Manager vs. Leader: Untying the Gordian Knot works to differentiate the terms manager and leader. With these terms often used synonymously, misunderstanding leads to confusion and failed expectations at all levels of an organization. Providing both academic and practical organizational examples, this book challenges readers with ranging experience and knowledge to explore management and leadership in a new and comprehensive way.





Enabling readers to better understand the nuances between leading and managing, this book provides historical context while guiding readers in understanding the impact each role has within an organization. Through brief explorations into Organization Development and Transformation, this book works through the state of the leadership concept and provides insights into future challenges for managers and leaders.





Armed with historical context, a foundation to explore the terms manager and leader, and an open mind, readers will be able to more effectively manage expectations and interact with others whether professionally or personally.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

List of Figures





Preface





Acknowledgements





Introduction


Overview


Is this Dilemma Real?


Why the Gordian Knot?


The Path of the Book


A Final Note





Chapter 1 Evolution of Management Thought


Overview


A Brief History of Management


The Third Wave





Chapter 2 Classical Approaches to Management


Overview


Scientific Management


The Birth of Bureaucracies


The Search for an Administrative Process


The POMC Model


Chapter 3 Evolution of the Management Process


Overview


The POMC Timeline


Organizational Change Process


Chaordic Age


A Final Comment





Chapter 4 The Struggle to Define Leadership


Overview


Management versus Leadership


A Systems View of Leadership


A Final Comment





Chapter 5 Why the Distinction Matters


Overview


Leading Situations


The Difference Matters


The Difference Impacts Organizational Change





Chapter 6 Future Trends for Managers and Leaders


Sorting Out the Future


Leaders and Managers in Chaordic Organizations





Chapter 7 Conclusions


Selected Resume of Dr. Robert M. Murphy


Selected Resume of Dr. Kathleen M. Murphy





Bibliography





Index

Om forfatteren

Robert M. Murphy is a professor and lecturer in management, leadership and managing change. He is a retired US Army officer who has experience as commander, staff officer and as a researcher, and has lectured throughout Europe, Central America and China. He has academic experience as academic department chair and executive to university president for planning.





Kathleen M. Murphy is a professor and lecturer in management, entrepreneurship, negotiations and International Business. She has lectured throughout Europe, especially Poland. She was the university representative to Russia to study international education initiatives, and has taught management for a semester at Finance and Economics University, Yunnan, China.