I just read about a Dutch research. Managers at the top are less in demand of power than high educated people in lower positions. This is remarkable, for all other researches show that power is addicting: the more you have, the more you want/need. Below I have a link to the article.
All the respondents of this research are under 45 years old. Is there a new generation coming, who is dealing with power in a different, less addicting way?
I’m just reading “Synchonicity: the inner path to leadership” from Joseph Jaworski. The first edition is from 1996, and he writes a lot about serving leadership. You are a serving leader, when you are acting in favor of the common cause, instead of your own interests. If the younger generation has picked up on this idea, this might explain the surprising results of the Dutch research.
Do you see parallels in the music business? Are younger agents, managers, labels picking up on the idea of serving leadership? Do they act more in favor of the artist than in their own interest? Is the pressure they put on their artists becoming less?