The Role of Leadership
Wally Bock discusses a topic that should be explored at staff meetings and elaborated on in job descriptions: "What if leadership wasn't a promotion?" An excerpt:
If we see leadership as a role, not a promotion or a position in the hierarchy, lots of things become possible. People can lead in situations where their strengths leverage the strengths of others and their weaknesses are irrelevant. Groups and teams can select a leader, instead of always having the leader selected from above. People can try out the role and decide if they like it and, if they don't, they can never do it again, with no stigma or career penalty.