Becoming a Master Manager

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Becoming a Master Manager
Styles of Leadership in the Competing Values Framework
In order to be able to solve problems appropriately within a company, a manager has to be able to inspire others to work hard to accomplish important tasks. This process is called Leadership. To be successful in this area, the manager has to find a balance between task and relationship orientation. According to Kenneth Blanchard: “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority”. Even though this sounds simple and understandable, it is quite complicated to act in an appropriate way in different situation. To be able to implement the appropriate behaviour, different styles have to be considered. This will be done in the following paragraphs.
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The way in which they work is led by a certain level of unrealistic and impractical way of thinking. When a problem would occur, between the manager and his employees, this type of manager would be able to solve it on a creative and clever manner. It is expected that an innovator would be able to adapt himself in such a way, that will create more clarity and solve the problem. This person is open-minded and will for that reason not easily get in a conflict.
Though this seems so positive, the negative side to this story is that such a manager is most of the time unaware of possible problems. Due to the fact that he is trying to create something new, he will lose focus on practical work. Therefore also maybe even seem to be unskilled and wasting time at work. It is understandable if the employees would feel not listened to. If work cannot be done seriously, the manager will have to change to become more leading. He has to involve himself more in the actual work and become in charge of planning and organizing. Then people will look up to him, take him serious and communicate more eagerly; since the manager will seem to be sincerely interested and helpful.
A manager with this style of behaviour, is characterized by being opportunistic and aspiring. He has the ability to motivate his subordinates quite well. This type of managers are creative, clever and have the ability to visualize possible changes for the good of the company. Even though he is open minded and has


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