Dave Pollard links to WNYC (I haven't listened to it yet) and enthuses, "Listen to Season One's program on Emergence -- about how self-managed groups do very, very well without leaders. Instead, they self-adopt models, consensually. Order materializing out of disorder, chaos. This is our job: To allow to emerge collective models of better ways to live and make a living, working collaboratively with those we love in conversation and community, and then allow them to be adopted." In a complex society it may be more important to learn how to work collaboratively with those we are indifferent to, but the overall point is correct: collaboration isn't about leading, it's about modeling.