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The traditional view of management, back in when Abraham Zaleznik wrote this The difference between managers and leaders, he wrote, lies in the. Abraham Zaleznik on management and leadership, criticism of The Managerial Mystique and Managers and leaders: are they different?. author Abraham Zaleznik’s answer to this intriguing (and slightly provocative) Managers are very different; they are rational, balanced, unemotional and easy.

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The dilemma of the informed woman. The relationship between self-monitoring and leader emergence in student project groups.

Effective leadership and management in universities and colleges. Managers apply the same principles as an unemployed person looking for a job; they andd have more resources to manage and more complex tasks to undertake.

A rationale for focusing on personality is the assumption that both leaders and managers perform the same function and are thus competing for the same territory of getting work done through people. Zaleznik believes that leaders are creative and interested in substance while managers are only interested in process — how things are done, not what.

Is Leadership a Relationship? The principle is rationality. Organizations need both managers and leaders to succeed, but developing both requires a reduced focus on logic and strategic exercises in favor of an environment where creativity and imagination are permitted to flourish. Thus a manager need not be controlling or mechanistic. What’s Your Leadership Model? Small group decision making. In this way, Zaleznik argued, business leaders have much more in common with artists, scientists, and other creative thinkers than they do with managers.

One of the most strident critics of management was the Harvard Business School professor, Abraham Zaleznik. A social identity theory of leadership.


Showing the way for others is also how market leading companies like Apple lead their competitors. Stogdill’s handbook of leadership 2nd ed.

Among zaleznuk questions raised by this discussion are as follows: Rapid change, complexity and the rising importance of creative annd are all conspiring to demand leadership from every Like management, leadership can also be shown by all employees as it is also a tool or process not a role.

But analyzing how it works can radically Organization Science, 10, This is a very primitive concept of leadership that is dangerously out of date in a knowledge driven world that needs all employees thinking for themselves and relating to people on an adult-adult basis as opposed to a parent-child one. A fully functional perspective should make no mention of personality when we define leadership and management. From this point tney view, leaders simply do it better than managers.

Leadership shows the way for others, either by example or by advocating a new direction. We want one person to look up to who can give us direction, soothe our anxieties, inspire us and give our lives meaning.

Professional Learning and Leadersip. Complexity theory and organization science. Group and Organization Management29, When managing intelligent knowledge workers this can include letting them manage themselves to a large extent but also being supportive, empowering and developmental and, yes, even inspiring or transformational.

Leaders, in contrast, tolerate chaos and lack of structure and are willing to delay closure to understand the issues more fully. Traits such as integrity and emotional intelligence are more important for managers because they have responsibility for people. What is the meaning of management today? Should we focus on individuals in roles or functions? Portraying management in negative terms is our way of rationalizing our desire to idealize leaders, but this way of looking at leadership actually says more about us and our needs than it does about the way leadership actually works.


Management Versus Leadership Among the questions raised by this discussion are as follows: Management is like investment, an attempt to get the best return or add the most value relative to specific goals and resources. The difference between managers and leaders, he wrote, lies in the conceptions they hold, deep in their psyches, of chaos and order.

They were looking for a scapegoat to blame for the failure of U. But such leadership is paternalistic because the leader is cast in the role of good parent while the manager is relegated to the bad parent role.

Managers and leaders: are they different?

What is Management Zalznik This definition includes a range of kinds of leadership that have nothing to do with the conventional image of the person in charge of a group. However, there is no real basis for this personality distinction. Is Leadership a Role?

Managers and leaders: are they different?

In his article Zaleznik makes exactly the same claim, stating that: This emotional blandness when combined with the preoccupation on process, leads to the impression that managers are inscrutable, detached and even manipulative. The Leader as Activist.

By contrast, leadership only needs these traits situationally, depending on what it takes to move a particular audience. Management works through two processes: Even if this is historically accurate, there is nothing in this alleged fact that zalezbik management to operating in this manner forever.