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Leadership and Management - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors explain the essential differences between a leader and a manager and why both are necessary to an organization's success. You will be introduced to the different leadership styles and types: authoritarian, laissez-faire, and democratic. Each of these leadership styles will be described in some depth, and you will come to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each.
You will learn about the definition, objectives, and responsibilities of human resource management. As you progress through this chapter you'll learn about the costs and benefits of human resource information systems, how to develop an operating budget, and computer applications used in marketing. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define the qualities of an effective leader
- Identify different leadership styles and the advantages and disadvantages of each
- Discuss human resource management and human resource information systems
- Explain the steps in compiling an operating budget
- Discuss computer applications important in marketing
- Differentiate controlling, planning, leading and organizing functions of management
The approach used in our courses involves short but engaging video lessons that streamline the process of learning. In addition to video lessons taught by experts in the field, you will find helpful self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts to boost your learning further. There are also video tags that will help you access the exact portion of a video you wish to re-play.
1. Management vs. Leadership: The Difference Between a Manager & Leader
Are all managers leaders? Are all leaders managers? This lesson presents arguments that place a manager and a leader into two separate categories, each with their own defining characteristics.
2. Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic
Most of us are members of many different social groups, and several of those groups have leaders. In this lesson, we define and discuss both instrumental and expressive leadership in groups. We also cover three leadership decision-making styles: authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire.
3. The Laissez-faire Leader
This lesson describes the characteristics of the laissez-faire leader. Learn the characteristic style of this type of leader and what to expect from this leadership style.
4. What Is Democratic Leadership? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages
Democratic leadership is a style of leadership found in human resources theory and participative management. In this lesson, you will learn what democratic leadership is and some of its advantages and disadvantages. You will have the opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a brief quiz after the lesson.
5. Human Resource Management: Definition, Objectives & Responsibilities
Human resource management is an essential function of both private and public sector organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn what human resource management is, as well as its objectives and responsibilities in an organization.
6. Human Resource Information Systems: Costs & Benefits to Employees, HR and Organizations
While we may be heading to a 'paperless' office, the amount of information handled by HR professionals seems to keep growing. In this lesson, you'll learn about human resource information systems and how they can help with information management.
7. Controlling as a Function of Management
In this lesson, we will explore the role of controlling as a function of management and its use of various control mechanisms to reach organizational goals.
8. Planning as a Function of Management
In this lesson you will learn the role of planning as a function of management. Discover the advantages of and barriers to planning and how it is used to achieve organizational goals.
9. Leading as a Function of Management
This lesson teaches you about leading as a function of management by examining the surprising similarities between two very different leadership scenarios: leadership at war and leadership in the workplace.
10. Organizing as a Function of Management
Once a plan is in place, a manager must put it into action. This lesson explains the role of organizing as a function of management as well as its relationship with planning.
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