Authority

Political philosopher Robert Wolf (1999) wrote, “Authority is the right to command, and correlatively, the right to be obeyed.” Authority can also be defined as being in a position to wield power. The exercise of power is highly dependent on context. This essay will explore authority and the framework for its use. Max Weber (2017) … Continue reading Authority

We are all Leaders!

I have heard this platitude, and numerous others, bandied about the workplace in half-hearted attempts to motivate people and raise morale. As I have acknowledged already, management and leadership are easily confused with one another. In this essay I will explore some of these misunderstandings. Merriam-Webster (n.d.) defines leader as “a person exercising authority or … Continue reading We are all Leaders!

Management

I have written a little on leadership. It is difficult to continue a discussion of leadership without mentioning its close relation, management. Because there is great overlap in the activities of these disciplines they are often, erroneously, used interchangeably. In a sense they are twins constantly being mistaken for each other as they try to … Continue reading Management