For many leaders who hope to achieve greatness, an important question is – to be authentic or to be agile. To trainers and coaches, this could be a piece of jargon, but for many leaders these are mutually exclusive aspects of leadership.
The archetypal culture of globalized corporations originated in post-WWII USA. As the economic center of the world spread its capitalistic wings, this culture, too, spread across the world. The archetypal organisation and its structure arise from a strong focus on control, and on organizing for efficiency, reliability and process orientation. This archetype, decades-old and at times irrelevant, still dictates global organizational structure and the basic assumptions behind management practices.