The elites and the management aim to harvest enthusiasm.
The micro-manager believes it has to control all aspects of production, and therefore restricts self-management, and the creative spirit. This type of manager demands disobedience and obedience at the same time.
The macro-manager, is more hands-off and do not demand disobedience and obedience at the same time.
The better a manager becomes, the more hands-off he/she becomes.
Until we reach the elites. The elites manage entire civilizations. But the good elites know they are not in control of the flow of the culture, and can only capitalize on social movements, catastrophes and conflicts. The bad elites think they can affect the flow, and try to create the environments beneficial for them, but they end up experiencing unintended blow-backs.