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The 4 Business Leadership Styles, Apollo, Zeus, Dionysus and Athena

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The Athena Leadership Institute teaches the Athena style of leadership; needed to manage a new intellectual and cooperative thinking workforce in business and government in the 21st century Technology and Information Age.

In Greek culture Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.
Athena is portrayed as a shrewd hero and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavor.

In our upcoming book we discuss the 4 leadership styles based on Greek Philosophy. They are Dionysus, Zeus, Apollo and Athena. Apollo is the current Leadership style practiced in Corporations and Governments across the globe. Apollo is not, nor will it work for the new world we are now living in: the Technology Information Age.

Apollo Leadership, which has dominated large corporate organizations starting in the Industrial Age and continuing into today is a leadership style with clearly delineated rules, roles, procedures;  management by hierarchy. It dictates, commands and controls every one and everything. This culture worked best in stable, predictable markets and industries.

Athena will be the leadership style appropriate for our new age. Predictable steady grow with controlled change died with the death of the Industrial Age. Now Athena Leadership is the style needed for a the new age we have entered. Athena Leadership is collaborative and task-based, drawing upon flexible teams of professionals who solve particular problems, and then move on to the next ones. Historically, the Athena culture has worked best in consulting firms, advertising agencies, and other fields where ideas are the product and where expertise can be applied in very specific ways. It is the Leadership style for the 21st century.

Your leadership is your brand. What brand do you convey to the world?

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