An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
It won't do away with hierarchy totally, but the principal leader will be the person who most exemplifies the kind of organization and behavior required who is best able to create the conditions such organizations require.
Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.
If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.
It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality.
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.
Make a careful list of all things done to you that you abhorred. Don't do them to others, ever.
If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates', then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.
Think about technological float: it took centuries for the wheel to gain universal acceptance. Now any microchip device can be in use around the world in weeks.
What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every member of the organization understands in a common way, and with deep conviction.
With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.
Language was a huge expansion of that capacity to deal with information.
Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
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