In traditional management the boss calls all the shots and
defines all procedures. These two things may have been
important as the world moved from agricultural to
manufacturing economies. But today many industrialized
nations are moving from manufacturing to a service based

The contemporary leadership style prevalent in service
industry management has also been successful at
sustaining other industries, including manufacturing. Toyota
and Southwest Airlines have shown the far-reaching
applications of contemporary management. Companies
such as
Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a
creative think tank, have done well by redefining the
empowerment, teamwork, and decision making capabilities
to employees.

Bleedership refers to many of the remaining practitioners of
the dated traditional management. They are sucking the
blood out of their employees by sticking with tired
leadership styles. Morale and productivity among traditional
leadership companies are lower than those of their
contemporary counterparts.

The newest generation entering the workforce is looking for
contemporary management. They want their goals set for
them and then given an environment wherein they are able
to excel in meeting those goals. This is what they learned
from the first day of kindergarten until the day they graduate
college. Almost every learning activity was based on
forming teams, giving them a learning outcome and then
standing back to watch their creative juices flow.

If your company’s leadership is sucking the life out of your
employees, you owe it to your stake holders to take a look
at an extreme leadership style change.

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