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Shared Leadership Vs Teamwork

Shared Leadership Vs Teamwork

Teams are effective due to various processes like psychological safety, constructive conflict and sharing of information.

While teamwork is definitely better with the presence of such processes, the importance of shared leadership in team members is often overlooked.

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We all worry about our own productivity, but fail to see that it is interconnected with other colleagues, peers, bosses and subordinates, which are sharing the same ecosystem and goals.

To be a leader, one has to be self-aware and also be aware of others work-related skills, strengths and weaknesses.

  • Shared leadership increases the diversity of thought and creates synergy, proving that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • It also increases awareness for backup behaviour and primary/secondary accountability.
  • It can be a high-maintenance sy...

A role exchange mindset promotes self-selection of roles and responsibilities as per the person best suited for the particular task or project. It also takes into account that each team member isn’t available at all times, and the task at hand will evolve and change hands.

A leader with an ego is a bad leader, especially in the long run. An optimized shared leadership role is best suited for someone who only takes up the role when the team or situation demands, and defers or delegates roles and responsibilities to others based on merit.

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