Sep 15 2010
Read article: 'Schumpeter: The will to power'
Collaborate, not Dictate
It is clear the emphasis of a single leader has declined with the stronger focus upon collaboration. As mentioned in the article, tenure of CEO's is coming closer to that of other executives (last recorded around 6 years), and that organizations are becoming flatter. No longer do executives reach the top and hold their positions by default power status (like politicians used to / still do). And as discussed recently, other c-suite executives are expected to share the power at the top and perform general management duties, and thus share the power and responsibility of running the organisation.
It is not the end of power, but instead a refocus on how to achieve power and influence at the top. Greater colloboration is needed, and just reaching the top no longer guarantees your tenure.
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