- To lead is to choose ontological metaphors: focus and filter typically providing vision and threat data and maintaining categories. To intervene is to lead temporarily to end or limit a situation.
- To manage is to make ontological distinctions: step and survey through scenarios and plans, applying domain-specific praxis, and deal with commitments including hire and fire obligations making only these distinctions, of which the most basic is a capital asset model. To arbitrate is to manage temporarily to end or limit a situation.
- To moderate is to apply operational metaphors without leading or managing, nor pre-empting leader nor manager choices. To mediate is to moderate temporarily in a high stake situation.
The ECG dogma applies the above to civics in order to govern reflexively, increase value of life, and reduce public decisions to safe/fair/done tensegrity. A democratic domain is a minimal application of such a civics applied only online.