Managerial Roles Essay
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To meet the many demands of performing their functions, managers assume multiple roles. A role is an organized set of behaviors. Henry Mintzberg has identified ten roles common to the work of all managers. The ten roles are divided into three groups: interpersonal, informational, and decisional. The informational roles link all managerial work together. The interpersonal roles ensure that information is provided. The decisional roles make significant use of the information. The performance of managerial roles and the requirements of these roles can be played at different times by the same manager and to different degrees depending on the level and function of management. The ten roles are described…show more content…
The top level manager receives and transmits more information from people outside the organization than the supervisor. In the role of spokesperson, the manager disseminates the organization's information into its environment. Thus, the top level manager is seen as an industry expert, while the supervisor is seen as a unit or departmental expert.
The unique access to information places the manager at the center of organizational decision making. There are four decisional roles. In the entrepreneur role, the manager initiates change. In the disturbance handler role, the manger deals with threats to the organization. In the resource allocator role, the manager chooses where the organization will expend its efforts. In the negotiator role, the manager negotiates on behalf of the organization. The top level manager makes the decisions about the organization as a whole, while the supervisor makes decisions about his or her particular work unit. The supervior performs these managerial roles but with different emphasis than higher managers. Supervisory management is more focused and short-term in outlook. Thus, the figurehead role becomes less significant and the disturbance handler and negotiator roles increase in importance for the supervisor. Since leadership permeates all activities, the leader role is among the most important of all roles at all levels of management.
Essay Role Models and Leadership in "Romeo and Juliet"
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There are various displays of leadership and role modeling in the Shakespearean play 'Romeo and Juliet'. When one hears the term leader, there may be some confusion around what qualities a leader may or may not possess. One should also avoid confusing a good leader with a good role model, because although a good role model may possess similar qualities, there are a few qualities that are required in order to be a strong leader. Two very good examples of the contrasts between a good leader and a good role model are the characters Friar Lawrence and the Prince of Verona, in Romeo and Juliet. The Friar may very well be a good role model, however many would likely hesitate to classify him as a good leader. Just the same, the Prince of Verona…show more content…
A child is a good role model of innocence and purity. A dog is a good role model of loyalty. A role model can be just about anyone that influences how another person behaves, reacts, or thinks, in a positive way. A courteous man, a complete stranger to another, holds open a door for a frail old woman. One may consider said man to be a good role model, simply due to his chivalrous deed. This proves that a person does not need much more than good intentions and some initiative in order to be a good role model. Therefore, being a good role model does not require as much of the skill as required to be a good leader.
As earlier stated, a leader is strong willed, determined, and of good judgment. They are not easily persuaded, and take into account all of the disadvantages of the situation. That being said, when it comes to leadership capabilities, Friar Lawrence of Romeo and Juliet is lacking. One who does not have a strong hold on their will, will not have a strong hold on their subordinates, because said “leader” will be apt to appease. A good example of the Friar's lack of will is in Act 2, Scene 3, after the Friar scolded Romeo for wanting to marry Juliet, the Friar states:
But come, young waverer, come go with me, In one respect I'll thy assistant be: For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households' rancour to pure love. (2.3.89-93)
Although the Friar