Oscar Miranda Reyes
Looking back on your business and personal experience, do you have any stories to tell that contrast the “old” and the “new” stories of leadership as Wheatley, describes them? Have you practiced or been informed by either leadership approach?
Wheatley (2007) describes the old story of leadership as “a story of dominion and control, and all-encompassing materialism.” It can be explained by analogizing it to a machine; a lifeless object that does not have the capability to think, feel, or make decisions. It, the machine, functions quite like the old story of leadership by where there are …show more content…
Wheatley describes the “old” story and “new “story as being a hierarchy. Some businesses utilize a flat organizational structure in which there are a few levels of management between the front line and the top executives. Organizations that have open door policies form strong employee relationships therefore achievements are clearly recognized.
The new story in contrast to the old story of leadership has new boundaries. New Story entrepreneurs are becoming leaders in innovators and technology through breaking down silos and creating more opportunity for success. Leaders must articulate the vision and direction of the business consistently for their followers to trust and understand the acumen of the business.
In the old story employees did not know of