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Management article
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Reference no. 69610
Authors: R Alec Mackenzie
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Published in: "Harvard Business Review", 1969

Abstract

The three major functions of management are conceptual thinking, of which planning is an essential part; administration, managing the details of executive affairs; and leadership, influencing people to accomplish desired objectives. A three-dimensional diagram, which shows the activities, functions, and basic elements of the executive''s job, is useful in establishing the differences between leadership and administration.

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Abstract

The three major functions of management are conceptual thinking, of which planning is an essential part; administration, managing the details of executive affairs; and leadership, influencing people to accomplish desired objectives. A three-dimensional diagram, which shows the activities, functions, and basic elements of the executive''s job, is useful in establishing the differences between leadership and administration.

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