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Losing the Manager

There is an orchestra with no conductor, no management, and no soloists. Called Spira Mirabilis (the logarithmic spiral found across nature, e.g. in shells), the musicians use the power of distributed leadership.

The ‘leader’ is one big idea, a shared purpose across all members of the orchestra. This frees up each member of the orchestra to identify what needs doing next, and then go ahead and do it. Do it in harmony with all the other actions.With the music reflecting a much deeper collective performance than is possible following a single conductor.

This makes them able to react instantly to (more…)