Leadership Analysis - devil wears prada

Category: Business

Autor: people 02 December 2010

Words: 1400 | Pages: 6

Nowadays, the number of women who are taking up leadership roles in their workplaces is increasing. The notion that says women are supposed to utilize feminine ways in their leadership roles is not always true. In some cases, there are some leaders who use masculine ways in performing their leadership styles. Miranda Priestly in the movie of The Devil Wears Prada is one of examples to illustrate how a female leader breaks traditional gender stereotypes and uses masculine leadership style.

The Devil Wears Prada is a snappy comedy-drama elevated above the normal summer fare by Meryl Streep’s searing performance as fashion czarina, Miranda Priestly. The story is backed up with outstanding performances by Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt in supporting roles. As it is, The Devil Wears Prada is not dressed to kill, but considering its strong underlying structure, it is both pleasing to the audiences. The Devil Wears Prada is the story of the simple yet smart Andrea “Andy” Sachs, a Northwestern graduate, and her professional journey in the pursuit of her becoming a serious journalist. However, Andy had a chance to be interviewed for the job that was deadly wanted by a million girls at fashion magazine Runway, the fashion bible of New York. The position was not as a journalist, but to be the second assistant to the merciless editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly. Under the consideration that she would get support to pursue other opportunities, even as a journalist, the job that she really wanted to have, Andy started performing her job of being Miranda’s second assistant. This was the lure that enticed Andy to take the job, even though her intention was to be a writer, not an errand girl. However, she understood that she had to start at the bottom, and this was the way to do it. However, the thought that she had in mind to learn about the magazine business could hardly be achieved since her position primarily took care of Miranda’s personal needs for 24/7. In this movie, Miranda Priestly is the impact character. What she wants, she has to get it, and she always wants it now. In other words, she does not care how her assistants to fulfill her needs. When she is questioned or disappointed or denied, her displeasure manifests itself in her stares and caustic remarks questioning Andy’s worth to her. Andy almost gave up being her second assistant because her unrealistic expectations.

In the movie, Miranda Priestly, the editor-in-chief of Runway fashion magazine, uses mascu...