This article addresses a question many are wrestling with concerning church leadership.
here is a mentality that says lead as a group. This is in contention with the pastor as CEO model that many perceive to be a dictatorship of sorts.
I think team is a good metaphor, but with a coach or someone making the decisions and focusing the direction.
Here is the article, what do you think?
Levy: Poking a Stick Into The 'Hive Mind' - Newsweek Steven Levy - MSNBC.com: "Lanier's widely circulated online rant was the equivalent of poking a stick into a beehive—or, more specifically, the much-celebrated 'hive mind' of the modern Internet. Books like James Surowiecki's 'The Wisdom of Crowds' and Kevin Kelly's 'Out of Control' have provided a philosophical underpinning for the idea that the world benefits when people participate in unpredictable, emergent enterprises. Google's search engine uses the linking behavior of the entire Web to determine the relevance of search queries. The open-source movement believes that the bottom-up method of software development is more effective than when elite designers dictate what code should be written.
But the output of such efforts, says Lanier, is often a mundane reflection of the lowest common denominator, an inevitable consequence, he writes, of the 'stupid and boring' hive mind. Not surprisingly, the targets of his criticism are crying foul."