It's striking to me how ignorant people are of the importance of strong leadership. Not only that, but they're resentful of anyone in a commanding role and they're nearly always convinced that the job is easy and they could do it better.
Every experiment I've observed which seeks to eliminate a hierarchical structure eventually suffers the same fate: infighting, lack of direction, sabotage, disillusionment, and eventually collapse.
I just read an interesting article by Mike Hearn on the current state of Bitcoin. It's a interesting, disappointing, and unsurprising read.
Humans require effective leadership in order to accomplish anything significant. It's how we work and we'd all accomplish a lot more if we'd just lead, follow, or STFU.