4. Creating a structure that cultivates leadership

Leadership is no longer about the ‘alpha’ leader, but about being part of a team where we are all leaders. But without structure, there is no space for creativity and imagination. A distributed leadership structure is like a snowflake— you need to ask how people will honour commitments, and who is responsible for providing leadership for the different parts. Then you create opportunities for people to grow their leadership skills within the work.

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