Leading Others

Whether managing an internal team, leading an external project, or building a collaborative movement, self-awareness and confidence are paramount for motivating individuals and teams towards greater impact. Building off of the foundational skills in Section One, this section of the Playbook will help you develop collaborative approaches to problem solving and hone your skills as a leader of individuals and teams.

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Develop the capacity of others

Value shared leadership

Unlike traditional notions of leadership that focus on the actions of an individual, shared leadership refers to responsibilities shared by members of a group. Marshall Goldsmith, a leading executive educator and coach, describes it this way: “Shared leadership involves maximizing all of the human resources in an organization by empowering individuals and giving them an opportunity to take leadership positions in their areas of expertise.”

Utilize the Collaborative Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaires from Turning Point (see page 7). Use this self-assessment tool to determine whether or not shared leadership is the right option for your workplace environment.


Three Characteristics of Shared Leadership

Reflections on the characteristics and value of shared leadership.

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Ideas to Promote Shared Leadership on Your Team

Consider these tips for bringing shared leadership to your work.

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