Tuesday, March 29, 2005, 11:42:55 AM, DianaLarsen wrote:
> When we talk about self-organizing teams, I often hear discussions of 'leaderless' teams in
> which everyone is responsible for the outcome, but, it seems to me the interest there is
> more for none of us to feel under the thumb of anyone else. We are leaderless because
> none of us want to be "lead."
> Recently I read a paper that posited a different description - "leaderful" teams where
> everyone on the team knows when is the right time for each of them, by virtue of their
> skills/expertise/perspective, to step into the leadership role. And each accepts that
> sometimes they will have the responsibility for leading and sometimes they will welcome
> the leadership of another. We have collective ownership of the outcomes. This kind of
> shared leadership has implications for the question, "who is responsible for success?" and
> is more what we are striving for in Agile teams. It fosters self-organizing.
Diana, Is this paper on-line somewhere?