Manager vs. Leader: Untying the Gordian Knot

Manager vs. Leader: Untying the Gordian Knot

by Robert M. Murphy, Kathleen M. Murphy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351364072
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Series: Routledge Focus on Business and Management
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 76
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Robert M. Murphy is a professor and lecturer in management, leadership and managing change. He is a retired US Army officer who has experience as commander, staff officer and as a researcher, and has lectured throughout Europe, Central America and China. He has academic experience as academic department chair and executive to university president for planning.

Kathleen M. Murphy is a professor and lecturer in management, entrepreneurship, negotiations and International Business. She has lectured throughout Europe, especially Poland. She was the university representative to Russia to study international education initiatives, and has taught management for a semester at Finance and Economics University, Yunnan, China.

Table of Contents

List of Figures





Is this Dilemma Real?

Why the Gordian Knot?

The Path of the Book

A Final Note

Chapter 1 Evolution of Management Thought


A Brief History of Management

The Third Wave

Chapter 2 Classical Approaches to Management


Scientific Management

The Birth of Bureaucracies

The Search for an Administrative Process

The POMC Model

Chapter 3 Evolution of the Management Process


The POMC Timeline

Organizational Change Process

Chaordic Age

A Final Comment

Chapter 4 The Struggle to Define Leadership


Management versus Leadership

A Systems View of Leadership

A Final Comment

Chapter 5 Why the Distinction Matters


Leading Situations

The Difference Matters

The Difference Impacts Organizational Change

Chapter 6 Future Trends for Managers and Leaders

Sorting Out the Future

Leaders and Managers in Chaordic Organizations

Chapter 7 Conclusions

Selected Resume of Dr. Robert M. Murphy

Selected Resume of Dr. Kathleen M. Murphy



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