From Nepotism in a Hierarchic Mediocrisy to Competition in a Networked Meritocracy

I wrote this post originally on LinkedIn.

“Have been listening to Euan Semple & Megan Murray ‘Shift’ podcast on Leadership, while stripping wallpaper, without management, because I understood the common goal. Thoughts were provoked.

Who is the leader of the distributed network of Free Software developers? When we move from hierarchical companies, competing, to co-operating groups of people with shared values, does the nature of leadership change? Is leadership an emergent property of effectiveness, instead of power? Perhaps we move from the ‘warring families’ model to competition between cultures. My money is on the Social animals.”


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