Manager and Leader

Do some research and answer the following critical thinking questions from this week’s readings. In your analysis, cite a minimum of three (3) references from different sources (the textbook can be one source).

  1. Explain the difference between someone who “manages” and someone who “leads.” Think of someone who you consider to be an effective leader. Now, explain why you consider him or her to be effective.
  2. Deliberate over the importance of charisma in transformational leadership. Do you believe that people who are not overly charismatic can still be transformational leaders? Explain your point of view. Then, explain the action steps leaders can and should take to ensure that their transformational leadership is ethical.
  3. Controlling is defined as monitoring performance, comparing it with goals, and taking corrective action as needed. Describe the reasons why control is a difficult managerial function. What are the challenges involved with controlling?