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Leadership vs. Management


Leadership vs. Management

Leadership vs. Management examines exactly how management hijacked leadership, the mechanics of its control and what can be done to redeem the workplace from the forces of avarice. Everyone is a follower in some matters, but each individual naturally exercises leadership in key aspects of their life, including work. When a manager intervenes and seeks to dominate, controlling all decisions and actions, misery ensues. Leadership vs. Management explores how the natural flow of creative energy at work was interrupted by the imposition of outside control. While illuminating differences in the two approaches, the book focuses on problems caused by the ineptitude and selfishness of management. It wasn’t always that way. History is a key element and the book traces the development of independent workers along with their group interactions across the decades of American history. During the nineteenth century, the imposition of management—of control—altered the dynamic of leadership that previously pervaded the workplace. That labor strife resulted is no secret, but the roots of conflict are often overlooked through emphasis on effects. The historical example of true leadership is important as a guide for the future but the present necessity to change course at work arrives at a time of uncertainty in the world. As well as prescribing how leadership offers answers for everyone in the workplace—owners, managers and workers alike—the book looks ahead to unprecedented dangers that could befall all of us together. The ultimate economic solution, universal basic income, if combined with leadership instead of management, suggests the possibility of overall renewal.

  • ISBN: 9781370263127
  • Author: Michael Driver
  • Published: 2017-11-19 18:35:06
  • Words: 78211
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