Upon completion of the Required Readings, write a thorough, well-planned narrative answer to each of the following discussion questions. Rely on your Required Readings and the Lecture and Research Update for specific information to answer each discussion question, but turn to your original thoughts when asked to apply, evaluate, analyze, or synthesize the information. Your Discussion Question responses should be both grammatically and mechanically correct, and formatted in the same fashion as the questions themselves. If there is a Part A, your response should identify a Part A, etc. In addition, you must appropriately cite all resources used in your responses and document in a bibliography using APA style.
It has been said that strategic leaders are concerned with vision and mission, while strategic managers are concerned with strategy. Do you agree? Your answer should include specifics about what you believe a strategic leader does as opposed to what a strategic manager does (e.g., analyze competitors, review market analysis, become informed on technological trends, etc.). In addition, discuss whether you feel there is a need for both roles in organizations today. Justify your answer. (25 points) (A 1½-page response is required.)