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Spreading the Wealth: Leadership at all Levels
September 23, 2019
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-R. Buckminster Fuller
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What happens when a leader feels confident delegating responsibilities to people throughout the organization? According to Debra Sullivan, writing in Leading Early Childhood Organizations (part of the Art of Leadership series):

“Spreading leadership broad and deep results in a more inclusive process that represents everyone and provides the leader with the opportunity to:

  • not worry.
  • not have to be in charge of everything.
  • not have to work alone.
  • begin to recognize, appreciate, support, and make use of the leadership potential of those who surround us (very important)."

And in a Harvard Business Review article, Jesse Sostrin explains, “One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from doing to leading…elevating your impact requires you to embrace an unavoidable leadership paradox: You need to be more essential and less involved. When you justify your hold on work, you’re confusing being involved with being essential.”

Source: “To Be a Great Leaders, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well,” by Jesse Sostrim, hbr.org, October 10, 2017





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