The Plucknette article suggests that there are considerable differences between being a leader and being a manager. Is it possible or desirable to be both? Chapter 2 of the Management textbook suggests that the four functions of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Provide one challenge posed by serving as a leader and one challenge posed by serving as a manager in each of these functions?
What roles do leadership and innovation play within each of the four management functions? Provide an example of how to integrate leadership into at least two management functions.
Read Chapters 1-2 and 15 in Management.
1. 4 Differences Between Managers and Leaders
Read “4 Differences Between Managers and Leaders,” from Plucknette, from Plant Engineering (2014).
Provide an example of a challenge you have experienced in the workplace leading a cross-functional team or as part of a cross-functional team. How was this challenge solved? Would you have approached the challenge differently? If so, how?
Organizations are increasingly transcending country boarders and physical space limitations. What are some effective strategies to motivate dispersed team members in a virtual setting? What are some emerging trends that deal with this challenge in your field? Provide an example.
Read Chapters 14, 16, and 18.
e-Library 1. AlphabResource
Read “Alphabet Soup,” by Kotler, from Marketing Management (2006).
2. Big Data: Prospects and Challenges
Read “Big Data: Prospects and Challenges,” by Moorthy, from Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers (2015).
3. Change Management Dashboard: An Adaptive Approach to Lead a Change Program
Read “Change Management Dashboard: An Adaptive Approach to Lead a Change Program,” by Vaccarezza and Razzi, from People and Strategy(2014).
4. How to Lead an Effective Virtual Team
Read “How to Lead an Effective Virtual Team,” by Lepsinger and DeRosa, from Ivey Business Journal (2015).
5. Managing Virtual Team Work in IT Projects: Survey
Read “Managing Virtual Team Work in IT Projects: Survey,” by El-Sofany and Alwandani, from International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (2014).
6. The Digital Market-Sphere (DMS): Modeling Virtual Transactons and Transvectons
Read “The Digital Market-Sphere (DMS): Modeling Virtual Transactons and Transvectons,” by Carter and Parameswaran, from Marketing Management Journal (2012).
7. The Ins and Outs of Marketing in the Digital Age
Read “The Ins and Outs of Marketing in the Digital Age,” by Cody from Chain Drug Review (2014).
8. Three Digital Marketing Megatrends for 2015
Read “Three Digital Marketing Megatrends for 2015,” by Friedein, from Marketing Week (2015).