The Art of Chaordic Leadership — Dee Hock full-text article

True leaders are those who epitomize the general sense of the community — who symbolize, legitimize and strengthen behavior in accordance with the sense of the community — who enable its shared purpose, values and beliefs to emerge and be transmitted. A true leader’s behavior is induced by the behavior of every individual choosing where to be led

I received an agenda for a conference coming up which I am considering attending and it referred to chaordic organizations. Never having heard the word chaordic before, I did a google search and found this article. It’s an excellent tract on the meaning of leadership.