Many of the wisest people I know would argue that one cannot be authentic and hierarchical at the same time. This applies to both the power and responsibility have and have-not ends of the hierarchy. The perspective forms the basis of the notion that we are most authentic when we work with rather than for others. The shift is important on many levels. We do our best work in collaboration rather than compliance. Compliance is an intrinsically reactive and defensive space. Collaboration is an intrinsically proactive and creative space.