Would value articles or comments on this theme - we do have knowledge and wisdom here!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subsidiarity Subsidiarity is an organizing principle that matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest or least centralized competent authority.
Federalism holds this important usually.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elder_(Christianity) (usually plural in make up)
- http://www.boddg.com/whitepaper0804.php -- plural boards of directors.
- http://www.leader-values.com/Content/detail.asp?ContentDetailID=1004 -- self-managed team leadership. Interesting article - a non-hierarchically appointed leader in a team of peers. Often found in Team Based Organisations (TBO).
Self-Managed Team Leadership
- http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=292359& - Team Leaders of Self-Managed Work Groups - A contradiction?
Resolving conflict - this can be more challenging and teams need skills and much training to resolve conflicts. More so the more team work is emphasised in an organisations http://www.leader-values.com/Content/detail.asp?ContentDetailID=1005