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Chapter 8. Leading and Ruling on Purpose

Nature is not cruel, pitiless. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous—indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.

—Richard Dawkins, biological theorist, science author (1941–)

The previous chapters dealt with Empower Teams, the second view of the Management 3.0 model. We’ve seen that handing over work to other people is, in general, a good thing. But that doesn’t mean you can just hand over anything and leave your organization to go enjoy a sabbatical on Tuvalu. There are some responsibilities that you should keep for yourself.

The third view of the Management 3.0 model is called ...

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