TWOChoosing Partnershipover Patriarchy


MOST OF OUR organizations are geared to solve problems and make the most of opportunities through strategies of control and consistency. Primary responsibility for these strategies lies with top management. Vision, direction, and leadership are expected to come from the top. If these are lacking, those at the top are held responsible. This approach to governance is best characterized by the concept of patriarchy. In its softer forms, patriarchy behaves like a parent. In its harsher clothing, we call it names like “autocrat.”


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