Single-leader vs multi-leader vs leaderless conflict resolution

Jason Yip
2 min readDec 24, 2022

Any distributed social system will inevitably have conflicts that need resolution.

That is, when you have a bunch of different people and teams working on a shared goal, you will inevitably have disagreements that need some way of being resolved.


3 pairs of people going to a single leader to resolve disagreement
Disagreements go to a single leader to resolve
  • Any disagreement goes to a single…
Jason Yip

Senior Manager Product Engineering at Grainger. Extreme Programming, Agile, Lean guy. Ex-Spotify, ex-ThoughtWorks, ex-CruiseControl