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What kind of leader is a manager?

Aurelia Dumitru (), Alina Georgiana Motoi and Andrei Bogdan Budica
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Alina Georgiana Motoi: University of Craiova, Romania
Andrei Bogdan Budica: University of Craiova, Romania

Annals of the University of Craiova for Journalism, Communication and Management, 2015, vol. 1, issue 1, 50-60

Abstract: This study aims to clarify the difference between leader and manager in the environment of economic and communication specific tourism field. Used method is one of meta-analytic nature; it consists of primarily configuration of set up of two epistemic nuclei and in analyzing them parallely. A first nucleus is that of leader-leadership relationship and the second nucleus is formed of manager-management relationship; significative joints of this two nuclei are comparatively analyzed. Common or similar features differentiating features are brought into convergence to create two clear portraits, one for leader and one for manager. The leader and the manager must accomplish two types of tasks: the one concerned with problem solving (tasks’ fulfillment) and social functions (of group creation and maintenance. The leaderr is firstly oriented on group creation and maintenance and secondly on tasks’ fulfillment. The manager is firstly oriented on problem solving and secondly on social functions. The comparative analysis of the leaders and managers stresses the fact that not all the managers are leaders and not all the leaders are also managers. The most efficient long term managers are also leaders. Managers make sure the tasks have been carried out, whereas the leaders focus on the people that carry out the tasks.

Keywords: problem solving; social functions; leader; manager; leadership; management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M41 Z32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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