“The old leadership model was control—the from the top of the pyramid down concept. The new model is a participatory model, which is funneling over to teams and the spirit of synergetic thinking. The leaders of today are living in a time of constant change and they cannot effectively lead companies or countries through these chasms of change alone and through their dominant control. There are second lieutenants and team leaders that take a leader’s concepts and strategies and unite to initiate change. It is now we not I.” ~Arlene Blum, author of Annapurna, team leader of a women’s successful Himalayan mountain climbing effort.