Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 650 Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
Learning outcome: 2. Understand the relationship between professional management and leadership
Assessment criteria: 2.2 Analyse the conflicts between the application of management and leadership models
- When applying management and leadership models, conflicts may be encountered, such as:
- Lack of unity – if there are multiple leaders with different ideas about how to lead, then it can lead to a lack of clarity and confusion for followers
- Lack of consistency – if leaders are not consistent with their leadership style, followers will be unsure about their roles and responsibilities.
- Great Man Theory suggests that leadership skills are inherent, whereas more contemporary theories suggest that leadership can be learned