Mintzberg's Management Roles describes the different roles a manager or leader has.
Managers and leaders have to carry out lots of different tasks. This means they have lots or roles to carry out.
You may find yourself dealing with conflict in the team, having to motivate team members to be more productive, negotiating with senior managers, attending meetings or problem solving.
Throughout the course of the day there are probably multiple different tasks you need to carry out, and each one of those tasks requires a different approach to ensure its completed quickly and effectively.
To describe what the different parts of a leader or managers role is, Henry Mintzberg said in his book "Mintzberg on Management: Inside our Strange World of Organizations'" that a manager or leader has 10 primary roles or behaviours. These categorise the different roles or functions that a leader or manager has. These are called Mintzberg's Management Roles.
The 10 Management roles are split into 3 different categories:
The 10 Management roles then fall into these 3 categories. The 10 roles are:
The idea behind the model is to think about how much time you spend in each area. We may be guilty of being very comfortable in just a handful of them and neglect the others.
Consider which roles you are good at and which roles need some development. Consider the skills required for each role you need to work on and look at how to develop those skills more. Apply the to develop confidence in those areas and monitor the results. Look for ways to constantly evolve and develop further.
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