Ch 7: Managing & Leading in Business Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Managing and Leading in Business chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach managerial roles and functions in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Managing and Leading in Business chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday The nature of management Definition of management, three managerial levels and their functions
Skills managers need in order to promote employee productivity
Overview of Mintzberg's ten managerial roles
Explanation and examples of managerial planning, organizing, leading and controlling
Tuesday The functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controllingUsing planning to achieve goals
Four types of planning and terms related to planning
Definition of SWOT analysis, with examples
Internal and external environments, environmental scanning
Wednesday Internal organizational change and management's roleOverview and examples of structural, people, strategic and process change
Managerial challenges brought about by organizational change
How organizing is a function of management, its connection with planning
Thursday Leadership Definition of leadership and the various roles leaders play
How managers and leaders differ
How leading is a function of management
Friday Management methods How managers can improve employee performance by empowering them
Controls that managers use
Four steps in organizational control
Overview of the Management by Objective (MBO) process

18 Lessons in Chapter 7: Managing & Leading in Business Lesson Plans
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Management in Organizations: Top, Middle & Low-Level Managers

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.

Managerial Skills: How Good Managers Promote Productivity

2. 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.

Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles

3. Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles

There are many roles a manager has within an organization. Henry Mintzberg describes ten specific managerial roles most commonly seen within organizations. This lesson will discuss each of these roles and what behaviors are associated with them.

Four Functions of Management: Planning, Organizing, Leading & Controlling

4. 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.

Planning as a Function of Management

5. 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.

Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning

6. Types of Planning: Strategic, Tactical, Operational & Contingency Planning

This lesson will explain the four types of planning used by managers, including strategic, tactical, operational and contingency planning. Terms, such as single-use plans, continuing plans, policy, procedure and rule, will also be defined.

What is a SWOT Analysis?

7. What is a SWOT Analysis?

In the business world, as in many other places, decisions aren't made lightly. Rather, management spends a long time considering the pros and cons of every choice. This lesson will teach you about one of the key ways they do that, the SWOT analysis.

SWOT Analysis Lesson Plan

8. SWOT Analysis Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help your students understand SWOT analysis and how to apply it to real companies and imaginary scenarios using a video lesson, discussion, quiz, activity, and extension.

How Internal and External Factors Drive Organizational Change

9. How Internal and External Factors Drive Organizational Change

Managers must recognize and respond to all factors that affect their organizations. This lesson describes how the internal and external environments of an organization drive change within the company.

Types of Internal Organizational Change: Structural, Strategic, People, and Process

10. Types of Internal Organizational Change: Structural, Strategic, People, and Process

Organizational change can occur in response to internal or external factors. This lesson focuses specifically on those changes that occur in a company's internal environment, including structural, strategic, people and process changes.

Managerial Challenges Caused by Organizational Change

11. Managerial Challenges Caused by Organizational Change

External factors and internal environmental factors are responsible for many overall organizational changes. With change, managers must plan for challenges they may face when trying to implement new ways of doing things.

Organizing as a Function of Management

12. 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.

Leadership: Leaders & Their Role in Organizations

13. Leadership: Leaders & Their Role in Organizations

Leadership is the action of leading employees to achieve goals. It plays an important role in employee performance and productivity. Learn about how leaders influence employee behavior in this lesson.

Management vs. Leadership: The Difference Between a Manager & Leader

14. 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.

Leading as a Function of Management

15. 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.

Controlling as a Function of Management

16. 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.

Organizational Controls: Feedforward, Concurrent & Feedback

17. Organizational Controls: Feedforward, Concurrent & Feedback

In the business world, organizations constantly need to ensure that they're meeting the goals they've set for themselves. That's where the three types of organizational controls come in. Watch this lesson to learn about feedforward, concurrent and feedback controls.

What Is Management by Objective? - Defining the MBO Process

18. What Is Management by Objective? - Defining the MBO Process

Management by objective (MBO) changed the way many companies worked and functioned. With MBO, employees' input was sought out and used to help develop the goals and objectives for the organization.

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