A paper I gave to the AGLN exploring aspects of the collaboration and connection implications of digital technology for public sector leadership.
”Gerald Weinberg draws on the work of Russian anarchist Pyotr Kropotkin who, in his Memoirs of a Revolutionist, explains that “like all young men of my time, with a great deal of confidence in the necessity of commanding, ordering, scolding, punishing and the like. But when, at an early stage, I had to manage serious enterprises and to deal with [free] men, and when each mistake would lead at once to heavy consequences, I began to appreciate the difference between acting on the principle of command and discipline and acting on the principle of common understanding. The former works admirably in a military parade, but it is worth nothing where real life is concerned, and the aim can be achieved only through the severe effort of many converging wills.”
Attachments: Australian Government Leaders Network Public sector leadership in a connected world MSW Sept 2012