Homework Question on Management and Leadership
- Recommended Readings
- Buckingham, M. (2005). The One Thing You Need to Know. NYC: Free Press.
- Himsel, D. and Cairo, P. (2003). Leadership Sopranos Style: How to Become a More Effective Boss (2nd ed). USA: Dearborn Trade Publishing.
- Longstaffe, C. (2014). The 9 C’s of Leadership by Lee Iacocca. Integratis Blog. Retrieved from http://www.integratis.com/blog/the-9-c-s-of-leadership-by-lee-iacocca
- Stohr, M., Collins, P. (2014). Criminal Justice Management (2nd ed.). NYC: Routledge.
- What is the difference between management and leadership? When considering these concepts in terms of administration of a criminal justice agency which should be the preferred practice? Be sure to use examples and past studies to justify your answer.
- What does the term ethics mean and how important is ethics to being a good leader in a criminal justice organization (be sure to support your standpoint with research and examples). With this answer in mind, Glennon (2014) claims that ethics cannot be taught. Why do you think Glennon argued this point and do you agree or disagree (again be sure to support your standpoint with research and examples)?.
- Lee Iacocca has identified “The Nine C’s of Leadership,” which have been argued as a guide for managers to use when evaluating the roles of an organization’s leadership. What are the “Nine C’s” and which two of these do you feel are most applicable to leaders within criminal justice organizations? Why (include research and examples in your answer).
Homework Answer on Management and Leadership
What is the difference between management and leadership? When considering these concepts in terms of administration of a criminal justice agency which should be the preferred practice?
Management and leadership terms are in most cases used interchangeably. The differences that exists between managers and leaders include the fact that managers are paid to get things done and are in most cases subordinated, working under tight schedules and constraints of time and money. They use authoritarian power that is vested on them by the organization. Leaders are charismatic and transformational and seek to inspire people to follow them or their ideas.
At the same time, they are people focused and risk takers. In terms of thinking, the leaders think radically, doing the right things while the managers think incrementally, doing things right. Within the criminal justice system, management should be the preferred practice since it entails being focused on instilling discipline within the system. The authoritarian style has to be used since it is most effective in enforcing rules (Kania & Davis, 2012).
Managers are reactive and make decisions to be followed within the system. At the same time, results are expected from managers, thereby prompting them to dictate rules. The relationship between the prisoners and their bosses cannot be that of a leader and follower as a leader seeks following through selling their ideas. All in all, both system should be intertwined so that situations that require leadership skills be utilized effectively.