Creating Order

PATRIARCHY IS NOT about leadership style; it is a belief system first and foremost, which to some extent we all share. Its fundamental belief is that in order to organize effort toward a common goal, which is what organizations are all about, people from top to bottom need to give much of their attention to maintaining control, consistency, and predictability.


Control means that there is a clear line of authority. Decisions about policy, strategy, and implementation are the domain and prerogative of the leader. People at the middle and the bottom exist to execute and implement. In the context of patriarchy, the definition of service for those in charge is to provide clear goals, well-defined jobs and responsibilities, and ...

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