Don't Take The Lead, Share The Lead
Source: American Management Association
Cross-functional teams are becoming the ubiquitous basis for knowledge creation and knowledge exploitation in the organizations. These teams are comprised of highly diverse individuals who collectively possess the necessary skills for a task. That said, with the increased use of teams, one needs to question the traditional models of leadership. Generally, one considers leadership to be a role where one person is "in charge" while everyone else is a follower. Research indicates that leadership is more akin to a process and is something that can be shared.