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Do we need bosses? There are some companies who feel that they can do without them; for example a Swedish farm thinks it can manage itself without having a single leader at the helm. There are experts, who claim that the job of a CEO is rooted in the industrial revolution: this is directing people towards achieving tasks quickly and then measuring their success by using key performance indicators.
CEOs are like conductors of an orchestra, and even if the autocratic, omnipotent figure of a boss is outdated, companies do need leadership. It is however, quite obvious that the role of a CEO is changing. They need to biuld a team, create an environment where others are enabled to make decisions. They should have a foresight and be able to anticipate where the change is likely to occur. Finally they must have the courage to take risks and abandon well working formulas and practices of the past that made them successful.
However, there are contentious issues concerning leadership. The first is their payment. According to the statistics of Raconteur, the business magazine of the Times, American CEOs earn 335 times more than an average worker, which is insane, even if special skills require premium. Secondly, men continue to dominate the top jobs particularly in financial services. The gender divide increases higher up and few women envisage themselves at the top because they are deterred by the boys’ club image. Finally, CEOs are more affected by depression and mental health as many of the tendencies that propel business leaders to the top – determination, commitment, working under extreme pressure – increase the risk of mental health problems. Reaching the top can create a sense of alienation.
So leaders should spend more time visioning and thinking about the future and people further down the hierarchy should be more empowered and take on more responsibility.
do without: megvan valami nélkül, boldogul valami nélkül
at the helm: valami élén, a kormányrúdnál
anticipate: előre lát, előre jelez
abandon: elhagy, felhagy, magára hagy
contentious issue: vitás kérdés
envisage: elképzel, előirányoz, előre lát
deter: elrettent, eltántorít
propel: hajt, hajszol
We……….that the demand for our product is likely to increase.
He was a workaholic, which led to a total……….from his family.
Nothing should……….a good leader from achieving his goals.
Is there any sure……….for success?
This lifestyle……….him towards total exhaustion.
He can’t……….the help of his secretary.
There is a……….at the top of the agenda that we should resolve.
We had to……….this project due to the lack of financial resources.
Being……….of the company he is often unable to see the real problem of the employees.
She could not……….herself as a top executive.
Jó tanulást és fejlődést!
Segítek profivá válni!
- anticipate, 2. alienation, 3. deter, 4.formula 5. propel, 6. do without, 7. contentious issue, 8. abandon, 9. at the helm, 10. envisage