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Management and Leadership – S15.2

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of my book Governance and Social Leadership (Cape Breton University Press, 2014): As a starting point, our efforts to understand leadership will be greatly facilitated by acknowledging the fact that much of … Continue reading

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Meetings and Time – 6106-T7

One of the cold hard facts of organizational life is that you cannot avoid attending meetings. In fact, meetings make up such a large part of routine organizational activity, it is fair to suggest that meetings provide one of the … Continue reading

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Managers and Leaders – 6106-T2

In a recent post on the Harvard Business Review blog, Vineet Nayar identifies three differences between managers and leaders. Managers count value, while leaders create value. Managers operate within circles or power, while leaders operate within circles of influence. Managers … Continue reading

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Organizational Behavior – 6106-T1

The study of leadership as a distinct subject is a relatively recent phenomenon. Previously, it would have been covered as an aspect of management, along with such subjects as planning, organizing, budgeting, and staffing. Even though the subject matter of … Continue reading

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Leadership Research – 6219 Day Three

Samuel Hunter, et al. (2007) describe the typical leadership research project as one that relies on the administration of a survey for the purpose of gathering data, and on the analysis of this data using statistical techniques to generate conclusions. … Continue reading

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Management and Leadership – 6106 Day Two

As many people have pointed out, it is difficult to discuss anything without knowing how that thing is being defined. When talking about management and leadership, one of the big differences between the two concepts is that while various functions … Continue reading

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From OB to Management – 6106 Day One

The subject matter of organizational behavior (OB) is most often presented as dealing with motivation – how do we get people to do what we want them to do? And, OB texts are ususally written from the perspective of those … Continue reading

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