Leadership Theory & Teamwork

Leadership and management

“The point is not to become a leader.  The point is to become yourself, and to use yourself completely – all your gifts, skills and energies – to make your vision manifest.  You must withhold nothing.  You must, in sum, become the person you started out to be, and to enjoy the process of becoming.”  (Warren Bennis, On Becoming a Leader).

If you are a visitor, we thank you for your interest.  The purpose of this blog is to share ideas and thoughts about leadership, and how managers need to adopt good leadership principles in order to become more effective, and thus  attain organizational objectives.  As a professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan,  I will be using this blog for my students to post their learning and viewpoints on leadership principles.  It is our hopes that you will read some of these articles, share them with friends, and please feel free to post comments sharing your opinion as well.

Clearly the most important resource in any business is People, and it is through people that management is able to attain their objectives.  There are two ways this will happen:

1)  A dissatisfied and unmotivated employee will do as little as possible or enough to get by, without concern for quality or productivity, because the management has created a poor attitude and low morale.


2)  A highly motivated employee will go above and beyond to ensure that the best production and quality is attained because they believe in management and want the company to grow.

Shared Leadership


In today’s business world, team dynamics has become one of the most widely used methods for a myriad of reasons.  Teams are used for problem solving, new product creation, innovation, change management, quality control, and for many more purposes too numerous to list.  While it primarily began in the manufacturing world and quality arenas, it has now become an integral part of health care and business services because of the many benefits it has provided.    The posts here will be creative ideas from business students.

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