I‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍n an ideal world, all managers would be effective, able to achieve success in creating environments that yield high morale and high productivity for their teams. In reality, of course, this is not always the case. In order to be a more effective leader, it is important to know in what situations different styles and approaches to managing and leading others are most effective. In this Assignment, you will examine an established managerial framework and will discuss the pros and cons of management/leadership styles within business practice. To prepare for this Assignment: Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider the definitions of management and leadership. Focus on the following media piece: The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid: Balancing People’s Well-Being With Productivity. Consider the pros and cons of each of the styles presented in‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ this video. Refer to the Academic Writing Expectations for 1000-Level Courses as you compose your Assignment. By Day 7 Submit your responses to the following prompts: Briefly define the concepts of management and leadership and explain at least two differences between them. (75–150 words, or 1–2 paragraphs) Describe the Leadership Grid (based on the work of Blake, Mouton, and McCanse) and its application to business practice. In your answer, describe the five leadership/management styles presented in the grid and provide examples of situations in which each style could prove beneficial and/or detrimental. (375–450 words, or 5–6 paragraphs) Note: For each prompt, be sure to reference at least one scholarly source to support your answer. Use the Walden Undergraduate Paper Template, provided in this week’s Learning Resources, to complete t‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍his Assignment.

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