Adjusting for Size and Scope

Every team requires leadership. The size of the team determines the type of leadership that is required. Leaders must make an adjustment when the size and scope of the team’s tasks and purpose outgrow the leader’s personal ability to lead everyone on the team. Leaders must share their authority differently at different thresholds. Too often leaders hoard authority out of insecurity and lack of trust. This failure to adjust, in response to growth and success, will limit future growth and success. It also says a lot about leader’s recruiting practices if they surround themselves with untrustworthy people.

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