Someone is in charge. You may have thought it was you. Do you share your leadership or keep it to yourself?
Share. It's not an either/or proposition. Even when the buck stops with the leader, the leader can still share leadership. Share decision making. Share idea generation. Share development.
I like the concept from "The Art of Possibility Thinking" by Rosamind Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander -- lead from any chair.
When anyone in the room can contribute, the contributions are better. When anyone in the circle has a voice -- the voices all matter. When anyone in the room can lead, we lead much more responsibly, with more compassion, courage, creativity, and clarity.
Share leadership. It's not losing. It's sharing the win.
-- Doug Smith
Quick Link: Here's a great summary of the 12 concepts from "The Art of Possibility Thinking"