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Effective Management & Leadership - Chapter Summary
Evaluate how much you remember from your effective management and leadership studies by going through and reviewing this chapter. Brush up on some of the major concepts, including how organizations utilize managers at different levels, core management skills, managing productive meetings, and decision-making practices. As you go through this chapter, you will get reacquainted with the following topics:
- Manager levels and organization management
- The principles and rules of management
- Main 4 management functions
- Management and the function of leading
- Necessity and types of supervisory skills
- Managerial skills and productivity promotions
- Meeting management elements
- 3 essentials for productive meetings
- Using a system for making ethical decisions
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1. Management in Organizations: Top, Middle & Low-Level Managers
The role of a manager in organizations is complex. While managers can come in different shapes and sizes they all share the task of utilizing people and resources to achieve organizational goals. This lesson will discuss the roles and functions of management found in each of the three levels of management.
2. Management Roles and Principles
Managers serve important roles in organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the key roles management plays in an organization and fundamental principles that management follows. A short quiz follows.
3. Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling
A person who holds a management position inside an organization is required to think strategically and conceptually in order to achieve organizational goals. This lesson will describe the four functions of management and how they relate to organizational success.
4. 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.
5. Supervisory Skills: Types and Importance
Supervising employees or tasks is not a simple matter. Supervisors need a certain set of skills in order to accomplish their jobs efficiently and effectively. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of these core skills. A short quiz follows.
6. Managerial Skills: How Good Managers Promote Productivity
This lesson will discuss the types of skills a manager needs, including technical, human, and conceptual skills. You'll learn how each of these skill sets impacts a manager's ability to effectively lead his or her employees.
7. Elements of Effective Meeting Management
Effective meeting management is not difficult. Simply implementing a few steps when planning and conducting a meeting can improve the structure, content and flow.
8. Preparing, Conducting, and Contributing to Productive Meetings
There are a few key elements that should be considered when planning for a productive meeting. Organizing an effective meeting is a monumental task that involves preparing, conducting and contributing valuable ideas, resources and information in order to be successful.
9. Ethical Decision Making
We have to make decisions every day, and many of these decisions have an ethical dimension. In this lesson, you'll learn about ethical decision-making and a process you can use to make ethically sound decisions. A short quiz follows.
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