Single leader decision-making now obsolete
The Madness of Individuals. The author contrasts the complexity of the organisations we inhabit today with with the groups our Stone Age forebears lived in a hundred thousand years ago.
He concludes that we have now outgrown the 'instinctive faith in hierarchical leadership which is baked in our genes' as the dominant organisational decision-making model.
This resonates with the self-managed bioteaming approach to organisational teams
Bioteams Books Reviews
A team of one is sometimes best. It might sound like heresy but sometimes the most effective way to produce something is not through collaboration. Collaboration is best for tasks which cannot be fully achieved by a single person – if a job can be completed best by one person then to collaborate to do it will only make it worse.