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Introducing the Leader/Manager: 3. The Framework
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Tuesday, 10 June 2008
The Leader/Manager Framework is a way of analysing managerial behaviour, based upon the research and models of 'management' and 'leadership' as they have developed from the 1950s through to the present.

Although the names they used may have differed, many of the early models of management style homed in on two main areas, such as:
  • 'Task leader' vs 'Socio-emotional leader''
  • 'Job (or Production) centred' vs 'Employee centred'
  • 'Authoritarian' vs 'Democratic'
  • 'Initiating structure' vs 'Consideration'
  • 'Task-oriented' vs 'Relationships-oriented'.
Despite the use of such different expressions, it is possible to see a fundamental similarity, in that in each case one area is more to do with the task and production, and the other more related to people and relationships.

Starting in the late 1970s, however, a new distinction began to be emphasised, exploring the difference between Transactional Leadership (or ‘management’) and Transformational Leadership (or ‘leadership') ...

(Excerpted from The Leader/Manager Guide © Peter R. Farey. To be continued).

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