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Leading and Learning as a Cure for Pathological Management Styles

Learning organizations are likely to be more successful in developing new methods to compete on the market. Research by Michie & Zumitzavan (2012) furthers the argument that those organizations that foster learning and are managed by learning leaders are more successful than those who are reactive and focused on pathological styles. Learning leadership is progressive, open-minded, humanistic, and goal orientated that results in higher firm development and profits.   Leadership and learning are two components that come together to foster development. The way in which leaders learn has an impact on how they act as administrators. Those that engaged in all four learning styles action, thinking, feeling and assessing others are more capability of using multiple leadership styles such as challenging, inspiring, enabling, modeling, and encouraging (Brown and Posner, 2001).  Learning is one way in which organizations can continually renew themselves versus accepting the fate

Mexican Power Distance Relationships and Communication Styles

The passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) along with more recent immigration of Mexican Americans has led to newer understandings of the power-distance dynamics of communication embedded in the South American culture. As new business partnerships emerge that lead to the furthering of relationships in Mexico, American managers will need to understand how communication and culture influences the organization processes. Furthermore, strong managers should have a global perspective to more effectively manage diverse cultures. Mexico is seen as having a high power distance culture. They ranked with a score of 81 points that puts them fifth among 50 countries within the study (Hofstede’s, 2001). The greater this high-power distance the more uncomfortable employees feel when talking to managers, executives and others within positions of authority. Such employees would feel a natural anxiety when trying to connect with their supervisors and managers. Imagine f

The Nations with the Best Managed Organizations

Countries are still on their paths of growth and seek to develop organizations that are effective and well-managed. This management comes into play when organizations have a sense of the human capital that goes into a healthy business model s and profitable organizations. Research helps decision makers understand the level of performance, achievement of targets and ways of motivating people.  Through the development of strong management techniques, it is possible to derive higher forms of organizational development. Some countries are predisposed to generate higher performing organizations than others that have poor human rights understandings. The differences between first world and third world organizations become apparent when analyzing a number of organizations longitudinally.  Research by Bloom, Genakos, Sadun, and Van Reenen (2012) reviewed over 10,000 organizations in the timeframe of a decade with an attempt to determine their performance monitoring, target setting