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Autocratic Leadership

leadership style that involves making managerial decisions without consulting others

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Brainstorming

coming up with as many solutions to a problem as possible in a short period of time with no censoring of ideas

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Conceptual Skills

skills that involve the ability to picture the organization as a whole and the relationship among its various parts

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Contingency Planning

the process of preparing alternative courses of action that may be used if the primary plans don't achieve the organization's objectives

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Controlling

a management function that involves establishing clear standards to determine whether or not an organization is progressing toward its goals and objectives. rewarding people for doing a good job. and taking corrective action if they are not

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Decision Making

choosing among two or more alternatives

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Enabling

giving workers the education and tools they need to make decisions

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External Customers

dealers. who buy products to sell to others. and ultimate customers (or end users). who buy products for their own personal use

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Free-Rein Leadership

leadership style that involves managers setting objectives and employees being relatively free to do whatever it takes to accomplish those objectives

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Goals

The broad. long-term accomplishments an organization wishes to attain

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Internal Customers

individuals and units within the firm that receive services from other individuals or units

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Knowledge Management

finding the right information. keeping the information in a readily accessible place. and making the information known to everyone in the firm

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Leading

creating a vision for the organization and guiding. training. coaching. and motivating others to work effectively to achieve the organization's goals and objectives

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Management

the process used to accomplish organizational goals through planning. organizing. leading. and controlling people and other organizational resources

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Middle Management

The level of management that includes general managers. division managers. and branch and plant managers who are responsible for tactical planning and controlling

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Mission Statement

An outline of the fundamental purposes of an organization

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Objectives

Specific. short-term statements detailing how to achieve the organization's goals

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Operational Planning

The process of setting work standards and schedules necessary to implement the company's tactical objectives

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Organizing

A management function that includes designing the structure of the organization and creating conditions and systems in which everyone and everything works together to achieve the organization's goals and objectives.

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Participative (Democratic) Leadership

leadership style that consists of managers and employees working together to make decisions

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Planning

a management function that includes anticipating trends and determining the best strategies and tactics to achieve organizational goals and objectives

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PMI

Listing all the pluses for a solution in one column. all the minuses in another. and the implications in a third column.

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Problem Solving

The process of solving the everyday problems that occur. Problem solving is less formal than decision making and usually calls for quicker action.

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Staffing

a management function that includes hiring. motivating. and retaining the best people available to accomplish the company's objectives

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Strategic Planning

the process of determining the major goals of the organization and the policies and strategies for obtaining and using resources to achieve those goals

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Supervisory Management

managers who are directly responsible for supervising workers and evaluating their daily performance

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SWOT Analysis

a planning tool used to analyze an organization's strengths. weaknesses. opportunities. and threats

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Tactical Planning

the process of developing detailed. short-term statements about what is to be done. who is to do it. and how it is to be done

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Technical Skills

skills that involve the ability to perform tasks in a specific discipline or department

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Top Management

highest level of management. consisting of the president and other key company executives who develop strategic plans

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Transparency

The presentation of a company's facts and figures in a way that is clear and apparent to all stakeholders

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Vision

an encompassing explanation of why the organization exists and where it's trying to head