“Leaders of federations don’t think of their associates as ‘troops’. And the associates don’t think of their leaders as generals. The leader of the new federal corporation has to be a leader of leaders.
You can’t be the only one making decisions. You can’t be the only leader. Rather you have to create an environment in which other leaders, who subscribe to your vision, can make effective decisions themselves. An environment in which people at all levels are empowered to be leaders.
The leader of today’s federal organisation has to have faith in the power of people to solve their problems locally. He or she is responsible for establishing the ‘why’ and the ‘what’ – in other words, the overarching vision and purpose – but the rest of the leaders are responsible for the ‘how’.”
– Warren Bennis