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2.4 Leadership and management - notes

In the previous sections we looked at human resource planning, examined organisational structures and identified and analysed various types and channels of communication. We now move on to look at leadership and motivation, considering the nature of leadership and management.

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By the end of this section you should be able to:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various styles of leadership and their implications for organisations

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  • Discuss whether successful leadership in identified situations is the result of natural skills and abilities, or the consequence of the circumstances faced
  • Apply to given situations the theories of writers such as Likert, Fiedler, Blake and Mouton and Tannenbaum and Schmidt
  • Explain the key functions of management, applying the theories of writers such as Fayol, Handy and Drucker