There are two blog posts that are worth thinking about — they both shine an important beam on the phenomenon of systems.
Let’s start with this one as it sets the stage:
Are You a Passive or Intentional Developer?
And then there’s this one which builds on that:
The Problem Behind the Problem
Both systems and conflict are inevitable. Great leaders keep themselves aware of this, and work hard at creating and correcting effective systems that build capacity for healthy conflict.