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A Single Definition?

“What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Does it make any sense to classify managers into different categories? It would certainly make life easier—but the truth of course is that most managers are a mix of several classifications, several qualities. Some of these qualities are valuable and useful; many of those qualities complement each other and make for a strong leader. Other qualities are less desirable—or sometimes what should be a desirable quality gets misused. And to be honest, there are some qualities that can best be described as out of this world.

    Something else to keep in mind about classifications: definitions vary depending on the particular management culture, not to mention economic considerations. (The better the economy, the more effusive the definitions.)

Management and Management Functions

Which developments led in practice to the irreversible separating of management functions and to the development of an own management style?

    First, let’s start off by defining both terms:


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