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Agile methods suggest replacing top-down,
command-and-control management with empowered teams and shared leadership. That
all sounds nice, but what exactly is shared leadership and how do you get it to
Katzenbach & Smith authors of the book
“The Wisdom of Teams” explain that shared leadership can occur “where a small number of people with
complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals
and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable” - in
other words, when we have a well formed team with a strong sense of commitment.
In these circumstances team members know that they possess the technical
knowledge necessary to make the best local decisions and will self-organize...read more
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