Max Weber's Iron Cage For Bureaucracy

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Max Weber’s “iron cage for bureaucracy” occurs when an organization operates in comprehensive patterns of societal dominance, such as the class structures throughout the earlier USSR and China (Morgan, 2006). This iron cage is how establishments with its multiple levels of bureaucracy can operate with his or her power to benefit only a certain group of elites (Morgan, 2006). A charismatic leader has the talent through formal authority to drive their members into performing. According to Morgan (2006), proclaimed, “a hero figure may acquire immense charismatic power that allows that person to control and direct others as he or she wishes” (p. 168). Abraham Lincoln is example of a charismatic leader during his time in office while speaking to troops or from the gathering of crowds during general public speaking events (Phillips, 1992). His charismatic skills in communicating and framing his messages to his audience motivated individuals to engage and follow his vision. James McGregor Burns (as citied by Philips, 1992) details charismatic leadership: The term itself means the endowment of divine grace was quality possessed by leaders independent of society or a quality possessed by leaders independent of society or a quality dependent on its recognition by followers. The term has taken on a number of different but over-lapping meanings: leaders magical qualities; an emotional bond between leader and led; dependence on a father figure by the masses; popular
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