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Managerial Authority and Responsibility

Manmohan Joshi
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Language:  English
This book attempts to highlight the importance of combining authority with responsibility in order to achieve the organisational objectives, and will be useful to existing as well as aspiring managers
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In management, responsibility is closely linked to authority. A person might have the authority to take action or make decisions. It also means that responsibility for the consequences of those actions or decisions has been delegated to them by their superior. Therefore, that person must have the authority to act in such a manner as to enable them to fulfil their responsibilities.
This book attempts to highlight the importance of combining authority with responsibility in order to achieve the organisational objectives, and will be useful to existing as well as aspiring managers.

About the Author

Manmohan’s interactive style and unique ability to engage with young as well as not so young has made him a very effective training facilitator. He has conducted a horde of training programmes in India and the Middle East. His deep insight into the culture of his home country – India – and that of the Middle East has made it possible for him to effectively engage audiences. He has also made presentations on various topics at International Conferences under the auspices of UNESCO, and ensured that his practical viewpoints are shared with a wide variety of audience.

Currently a Freelance Training Facilitator, Manmohan has authored several eBooks on Management and Education.

Having worked as Head of several educational and training organisations in India, Kuwait and Oman, he has specialised in training programmes for people in a wide variety of professions. He has also made a Webinar presentation on Personality Development organised by a US-based organisation.

An alumnus of Cambridge International College (UK), Manmohan also holds a Ph.D. in Management, and Masters in Business Management, Education and English.

Manmohan is currently India-based and conducts training programmes for college students, professors and management executives.

Among his other programmes the following are in much demand:

  • Soft Skills

  • Business Communication

  • Leadership & Teambuilding

  • Pedagogy of Teaching at college/school level

  • EMI (English as Medium of Instruction) Skills for college professors

  • Guidance and counselling in educational institutions


  • About the Author
  • Introduction
  1. Authority
    1. Introduction
    2. Characteristics of authority
    3. Distinction between power and authority
    4. Summary
    5. Self-assessment exercise
  2. Sources of authority
    1. Introduction
    2. Formal authority theory
    3. Acceptance theory
    4. Competence theory
    5. Summary
    6. Self-assessment exercise
  3. Delegation
    1. Introduction
    2. Elements of delegation
    3. Types of delegation
    4. Importance of delegation
    5. Advantages of delegation
    6. Barriers to delegation
    7. Effective delegation
    8. Summary
    9. Self-assessment exercise
  4. Responsibility
    1. Introduction
    2. Responsibility
    3. Delegation of responsibility
    4. Summary
    5. Self-assessment exercise
  5. Departmentation
    1. Introduction
    2. Basis of departmentation
    3. Fundamentals of departmentation
    4. Summary
    5. Self-assessment exercise
  6. Decentralisation
    1. Introduction
    2. Distinction between delegation and decentralisation
    3. Factors affecting decentralisation
    4. Merits and demerits of decentralisation
    5. Summary
    6. Self-assessment exercise
  7. Strategies for implementation
    1. Introduction
    2. Leadership
    3. Strategies for combining authority with responsibility
    4. Summary
    5. Self-assessment exercise
  8. Case studies
    1. Case study - 1
    2. Case study - 2
  • Table of Figures
  • References