Asked to name a leader in their organization, most people will point to the person at the top of the hierarchy. But most of us recognize that it’s the actions of people who take on leadership roles on a day-to-day basis that actually move the important work of our organizations forward. (It’s these every day leaders who we seek to involve in our own Emerging Leaders Academy.)
Writing for the Harvard Business Review blog, several business professors from the University of Michigan point to the importance of a dynamic understanding of leadership roles to best leverage the contributions that all those involved in a project might make.
A lot of energy gets lost when we believe there is only space for a single leader and compete to take on that role. What if that energy were instead dedicated to achieving a successful shared outcome? Click here to read the full post.