You know how there can be too many chiefs and not enough Indians? Too many people are trying to be the one(s) in charge, but nobody wants to do the work. Iâ€™m under the impression that good leaders also make good followers.
Good leaders know the importance of the leadership role. They know that people look for, and often rely upon, a leader. They know that the person best suited for the leadership role is the person who organized the project or the person who knows the most about the project.
Being a good leader isnâ€™t about sharing leadership and making sure all leaders get their fair share. Being a good leader is about looking at the situation, looking at the project, looking at the people involved, and figuring out who has the most know-how or most invested in the project. This person should be the leader, and a good leader should support that leadership role as much as they possibly can. That way, when they are the leader, theyâ€™ve already set the example of how the leader should be treated.