It’s true that a company has to be able to operate without a direct leader. The longer, the better. That’s assuming that everyone knows what to do when and how to do it. Unfortunately – ‘or fortunately – life is unpredictable. Thus, during a certain period, it will always be necessary to make changes to what you do, how you do it or when you do it.
The ideal is if the team members are always able to find consensus on everything. The bigger the teams/companies, the more unrealistic a dream that is. Let’s strive toward it.