An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates', then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.
It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
Make a careful list of all things done to you that you abhorred. Don't do them to others, ever.
Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral.