NEW WINE, OLD BOTTLES, Stephen R. Covey
The adage about “you can’t put new wine in old bottles” still holds true, as evidenced by attempts to profit senior executives with new leadership styles.
For 30 years I’ve worked with chief executives in many organizations, training them to be better coaches, servant leaders, and sources of help rather than be judges, policemen, motivators, and magicians. Most training programs try to put new wine in old bottles. For instance, they take the marvelous “new wine” concept of servant leadership, which the Greenleaf Center has created and implemented so successfully, and they mix it with the old command-and-control or benevolent authoritarian approach.