In the latest times, there have been numerous movies based on portraying leadership capability and effect of a leader on an organization and its employees. The film The Devil Wears Prada highlights Miranda Priestly, the ice-cold editor-in-chief of the incredibly famous Runway fashion magazine. The movie depicts what effect she has not only on her company and the employees but also massively over the readers as well as the non-leaders of the magazine. A freshly graduated aspiring journalist Andrea “Andy” Sachs fills the place of the Miranda Priestly while she was the assistant editor of the movie.
Andy only had this job to endure for one year to pay her, after which she had decided to move on with her dream career as a journalist. In the highly fashionable Runway magazine office, Andy was a misfit, and Miranda could not care less about her plight in the initial weeks. Moreover, her outrageous and excessively demanding behaviour over the newly appointed junior assistant worsened every passing day. Miranda has a turbulent personal life that nobody learns about, and she successfully juggles both her life and career. Andy on the other hand, with desperation of excelling in her career as the personal assistant and proving Miranda wrong about her capabilities, jeopardizes her life entirely slowly obtaining a life she once ridiculed to be.
Andy slowly begins to excel in her career as the junior assistant and even steps over her senior assistant Emily Charlton in accompanying her boss to Paris. The discussion over a person’s ability to be a leader or remain an employee is never ending. It is the qualities present in an individual that differentiates him/her to be a leader or be a follower. In the movie in the discussion, we see two completely different people. The two main characters in the study are Miranda Priestly, the sharp and ice-cold editor-in-chief of the extremely famous Runway magazine and an aspiring journalist Andrea Sachs (Appannaiah and Reddy, 2010). Through the course of the movie, it can be seen that both Miranda and Andrea “Andy” possess similar quality when it comes to working, but the person they are from inside make creates differentiation between them.