In this paper I will use my life experiences to discuss Kohl’s Department Store and examine the roles and responsibilities of the leaders in the company. I will also differentiate between leaders and managers. I will describe the roles that the organizational managers and leaders play in creating and maintaining a healthy organizational culture. I will also explain how the four functions of management support the creation and maintenance of a healthy organizational culture and recommend at least two strategies that organizational managers and leaders can use to create and maintain a healthy organizational culture.
What is a Leader
The organization that I choose to discuss in this paper is Kohl’s Department Store. I will start by explaining what it means to me to be a leader. A leader is someone who shows other people the right way to do things. Leaders are in the workplace, in the home, they can be in schools, and leaders are also even in churches. I believe that a good leader is someone who is honest and hardworking.
It is my beliefs that when a person does not like their job tasks then the outcome of his or her work will show that. I think that someone who likes what he or she is doing and are happy about being at work will be a good leader toward the new employees. To some, the employee who shows good work ethic would most often be considered a model employee. I think that some managers believe that deep down the model employees make the best leaders. I also believe that to some employees that the model employees are not always the best people for the job.
The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders
For leaders to maintain a healthy organizational culture in a business they must be fair to all employees. Leaders can do this by not showing favoritism and by showing respect to all employees (Bateman & Snell, 2009). I think that a good leader will support his or her subordinates in any endeavor...