Essays on Management and Leadership Skills Coursework

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The paper "Management and Leadership Skills " is an outstanding example of management coursework.   People who are given authority acknowledged responsibility, and are held responsible for the results they achieve and the resources they used are in positions of command. People in positions of command will be more successful if they can manage and lead. The possession of managerial skills is commonly recognized as an advantage and a person who manages an organisation must have these managerial skills in order to succeed. Several skills are required to master the exigent nature of managerial work to meet the shifting trends in management.

The most significant skills and proficiencies are those that allow managers to assist others in becoming more efficient and creative in their work. The following section of this paper discusses these managerial skills and their importance. Management The term ‘ management’ has both a universal and a more explicit, historical meaning. The universal meaning arises from out comparatively open relationship to the world (Burgoyne and Reynolds 1997, p. 162). The basic meaning of ‘ management’ is ‘ getting things done’ through other people. However, we need to understand that management is a very complex task that needs more than just ‘ getting things done’ .

Management according to Montana and Charnov (2000, p. 2), is “ working with and through other people to accomplish the objectives of both the organisation and its members” . This means introducing much importance on the members of the organisation and concentrating on the outcomes to be achieved rather than just objects or activities. This definition complements the perception that the achievements of the member’ s personal objectives should be incorporated with the achievement of the organization’ s objectives. The main purpose of management should be to obtain the ‘ maximum prosperity’ for the employer, together with the maximum prosperity for each employee (Taylor 2004, p. 3).

‘ Maximum prosperity’ here is not the hefty profit of owner but bring the business to the highest level of excellence in order to make the prosperity stable. In the same way, it is not more earnings for the member of staff but the development of each individual to the highest level of maximum efficiency in order to accomplish the maximum quality of work his ability can do.

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