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Leveraging Leadership

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Emily Bussa

on 19 July 2013

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Transcript of Leveraging Leadership

Leveraging Leadership to Maximize Business Success.
Introduction to Leadership
Purpose - To teach you how to leverage leadership to maximize business success
Managerial Control
Control is defined as the process of work of individuals to achieve the organizational goals
Leveraging Diversity

As we all know diversity exists within everything except a 3rd Reich. In today's society, advantages are taken to enhance and maintain the functionality of an organization. The difference are used to strengthen the bonds, and the similarities are used to enhance productivity
Organizational culture
Organizational culture includes an organization's expectations, experiences, philosophy, and values that hold it together, and is expressed in its self-image, inner workings, interactions with the outside world, and future expectations
Pros and Cons of diversity in the workplace:

Pros- variety, different background, unity through similar goals, and individualism in contribution.

Cons- racism, hierarchy, separation and conflict, and individual stubbornness.
Steps to implement as a manager:

-Setup a common goal
-Establish an equal environment for all employees
-Provide an environment where individuals can contribute their unique aspect to a common goal
-Use diversity, as a bonding glue
-Has a direct impact on how business is ran on an everyday basis.
-Based off of shared ideas, attitudes, and written and unwritten rules that have developed overtime.
-Once its established can be one of the hardest aspects of your organization to change.

Managers must follow the companies operating standards to ensure that the employees are on the right path. This will make sure the following are running smoothly
-Employee/customer relations
-Decision making
-Communication flow
-Objective completion

Once organizational culture is established within your company it is important that all the standards that were set are enforced and used everyday. This will allow for a stable work environment which allows for smooth easy work place for your employees.

Leadership vs. Management

Management is the effective and efficient use of people and resources to accomplish goals

EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT managers apply the four functions of management: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling.

Influencing people to accomplish goals

A good leader is can be defined by traits, behaviors, or by situation.

Strategic leadership/ situational Leadership

Setting effective expectations
-Leaders are able to articulate the vision of the company to others

Improve communication and interpersonal skills


Set success criteria

Reward employees for accomplishing goals.

Bureaucratic control Systems

Management audits

external and Internal

Budgetary controls

Feed forward control, concurrent, and feedback control

Financial controls

Two main financial statements

Balance sheet

Profit and loss statement

Markets and Clans

Snell, S. A., & Bateman, T. S. (2011). Management: Leading & Collaborating in a competative world (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
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Managers with leadership skills give purpose and meaning to the organization.

Leadership contributes to smoothly run organization.

Control systems help detect and correct significant variations.

Leveraging Diversity is key in the cohesion of any organization

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