Who needs leaders? An interview with author Ori Brafman
What do Alcoholics Anonymous, Wikipedia and the native American Indian tribe the Apache have in common? They are all examples of groups that function without a leader at the top: many-headed serpent organisations that employ a decentralised system of management. And according to Ori Brafman, author of the 2006 book „The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organisations“, this decentralisation of power is one of the main secrets of their success.
The Israeli-born author recently spoke to Team Europe partner Lukasz Gadowski to explain how getting rid of top-down approaches to management can make a business more successful.
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- Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on the future of social media
- An interview with Gereon Frahling – founder of the next generation translation engine Linguee
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