Leadership - Organizational Communication Concept

Running head: Organizational Communication Concept

Leadership - Organizational Communication Concept
Ashford University
BUS600 Management Communications with
Technology Tools
Instructor:  Ken Edick

May 7, 2012

Leadership - Organizational Communication Concept
Many organizations are faced with a lack of leadership but have managers who focus on the day to day operation of the business.   Looking at leadership from an organizational stand point one may draw the conclusion that leadership requires one to accept full responsibility and have the ability to make decisions not only for oneself but the business as a whole.   “Leadership is the capacity to initiate a future distinct from the past. This is what distinguishes leadership from management -- the capacity to give order and structure in service of high performance” (Block, 2012 p.16).   An interesting point the article brings out is that leaders are community builders.   What is effective leadership and how does it differ from management in organizations?
Influential CEO’s are concerned about the lack of leaders who have the ability to effectively manage and how it is effecting the business environment (Lucy, 2012 p. 346).   Being in a management does not necessarily mean that it is a leadership position.   One of the key points brought out in the paper is that education is critical in the sustainability of business (Lucy, 2012 p. 346).   It is important that the difference between manager and leader roles are clearly defined which will help give a clearer perspective of why adequate leadership is vital to the success of an organization.
What is the difference between management and leadership? It is a question that has been asked more than once and also answered in different ways. The biggest difference between managers and leaders is the way they motivate the people who work or follow them, and this sets the tone for most other aspects of what they do.   The...