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from 1797 days ago

Over the last few years I’ve read a lot about the trend toward flat organizations with little or no hierarchy. Although I am a huge advocate of giving the workforce more autonomy to make decisions about their work and the freedom to create and invent (as Seth Godin puts it), I’m not a big fan of the idea that there isn’t a place for hierarchy within the organization.

Over the last few years I’ve thought a lot about my relationship to the company I work with and the leaders I interact with. I’ve come to the conclusion, that I enjoy a lot of autonomy to do my job, but I also want my CEO or other leaders to do their job—be the leader. This is particularly true in small business. I’m convinced that people want a leader. They want someone they can trust ...


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