@Gigi Agreed. It is the problem business and management seem to continually be a victim of. This perceived tradition has done more harm than good. It is the main reason I can't stand looking or hearing about the Royal family for example. In the US, news channels are determine to use to the nightly news to waste 5min of my life talking about them. Why do I care about them ? I don't but many do and that is the mentality that those in upper management have. They think they are royality, as if that is something to aspire to.
Since I don't believe they are any better than anyone else why should I pretend to act like it ? No. I won't be meeting any Royal anytime soon. I am sure. And that is a good thing.
But it is this kind of feudalistic tradition that is a cornerstone of traditional American business thought and practice. And many buy into it. I know my view is probably considered radical by some but it shouldn't be.