The leader is someone people trust to be at the forefront in the area, which is temporally meaningful for them. People recognize as the leader someone who inspires and enables them in the present. People, the followers, decide whom to follow, why, when and for how long. Another difference from traditional management is that because of the diversity of contexts people necessarily link to, there can never be just one “boss”. Thus, an individual should always have many leaders as a default state.

Esko Kilpi