Experiential Leadership Exercise #1: Carefully respond to the following questions: 1. Is leadership different from management? 2. Have you ever experienced an individual with effective leadership skills but ineffective management skills? 3. What personal capacities should a person develop to be a good leader versus those developed to be a good manager? 4. Why do you think there are so few people who succeed at both management and leadership? Is it reasonable to believe someone can be good at both? Please make sure you fully support your responses to the exercise.
A Case Analysis
Please read the “Consolidated Products” Case on pages 73 and 74 and fully answer the following questions:
- Describe and compare the managerial behavior of Ben and Phil. To what extent does each manager display specific relations behaviors (supporting, developing, recognizing) and specific task behaviors (clarifying, planning, monitoring)? To what extent does each manager use participative and inspirational leadership?
- Compare Ben and Phil in terms of their influence on employee attitudes, short-term performance, and long-term plant performance, and explain the reasons for the differences.
- If you were selected to be the manager of this plant, what would you do to achieve both high employee satisfaction and performance?
The case is in the file