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Comparison Of Hightower And Welch's Leadership Approach

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Mark, your reference that “Leadership involves motivating a group of people and aligning their interests towards a common goal in the aim of achieving it” is the epitome of Hightower and Welch’s leadership style even though their leadership style was very different. Hightower accomplished his goals at Disney by empowering his managers to follow through on his initiatives with complete autonomy, as he describes himself as having “a hammer in one hand and a velvet glove in the other hand” (Jick & Peiperl,2011, p. 418), this approach would naturally weed out the mangers that was noncompliant in advancing his new agenda. As oppose to Welch’s heavy hand revolutionary approach by dismantling the status quo and current infrastructure through
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