In the last 10 years ... researchers have shown that innovation is a result of large numbers of connection points in a network that cause existing ideas to be combined in new ways. Researchers now say that innovation doesn’t emanate from individual people; it "lives" in the social network.
Professor of Social and Organizational Behavior, Harvard University
A future made up of complex, chaotic environments is less suited to the problem solving of lone, decisive authority figures than it is to the distributed efforts of smart, flexible leadership networks.
Future Trends in Leadership Development, Center for Creative Leadership