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How to Link 7S Model with Leadership and Management
How do you link the 7 s framework with leadership and management. Because when discussing leadership and management most writers say leaders set the major objectives and strategies and managers will transmit and implement this strategies.

But what confuses me is that stategy is part of the technical skills( hard skills) which is taken care by managers.

Leadership & Management
there is a figure in a book by Watson (1983), its got demarcations for the hard and soft triangle. the hard one is for management and the soft one is for leadership. it might be of assistance

7s, Leadership and Management
Seretse Dikeledi
Within the theory of management there exist a tool called SWOT. SWOT Analysis is used mostly in strategic management. The 7s model helps in the assessment of the internal environment, thus giving you the strengths and weaknesses.

7S, Leadership & Management
Camila Amaya Castro, Student (MBA), France, Member
Keep in mind that 'leaders' and 'managers' can often be the same person, they are not hierarchical positions but a role one plays.
Strategy needs buy-in from the organization, for example including (middle) management. Implementation needs to be driven by all and top management, most often by means of consistent, aligned and persistent communication.

How to Link 7S Model with Leadership
Abhishek Vidyarthi, Manager, India, Member
I think strategic matters require conceptual skills more than the functional skills. Top management usually decide "what to be done"; middle managers usually focus on the "how" part of strategic initiatives.

How Leadership and Management are Addressed in the 7S Model
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Leaders and managers are addressed and involved in the 7S model in a number of ways:
1. They have the task to pay attention to, implement, and guard the 7 elements, both individually and all together.
2. They should lead/manage in a Style that matches the chosen one.

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