An Analysis of “Top-Down” Hierarchical Managerial Leadership in Vincentino in Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare This managerial analysis of Duke Vincentino in Measure for Measure defines the problems of transferring power to unqualified and corrupt subordinates in a hierarchical managerial structure. Since the Duke has not actively enforced strict laws on moral behavior involving marriage, his inability to take control of enforcing these laws leads to the corruption of Angelo, his judge. The Duke finds a way to disguise himself as a friar, however, which defines his test of loyalty to Angelo. While the Duke had successfully used guile and trickery to punish Angelo for his betrayal, he could have merely enforced the laws in the...The end:
..... learned that he must be constantly monitoring and leading through direct rule over his subjects. While he has placed his entire kingdom at the mercy of Angelo’s corruption, it is evident that this partially enacted to test his loyalty to the Duke’s interests. The Duke, however, as a self-reliant and resourceful leader, has procured a considerable turn around of his fortunes by forcing Angelo to marry Mariana. With his power secured after much drama, the greatest attributes of Duke Vincentino’s leadership is a “top-down” resolution when resolving this issue, as well as a self-reliant and clever resourcefulness during a time of crisis in his kingdom. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. Measure for Measure. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.