A partnership-oriented system such as the ones that hunter-gatherers have doesn’t mean no leaders. The initiatives in business that are currently gaining popularity that are anti-hierarchical are certainly not free for alls. That would be stupid. “Hierarchies of actualization (which is what partnership systems employ) have leaders who empower those closest to the work product or task at hand to make most of the relevant decisions rather than telling them what to do and then sitting back and evaluating them from above. This allows people to emotionally invest in a way that they cannot when they are treated as merely a cog in the wheel or a functionary to be bossed around by someone with more authority.”

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