Design Thinking Management Teams

No More Managers. Everyone Leads

An engi­neer­ing researcher was clair­voy­ant when he said in 1994 that sub­or­di­nates often make the best lead­ers:

Often with small groups, it is not the man­ag­er who emerges as the leader. In many cas­es it is a sub­or­di­nate mem­ber with spe­cif­ic tal­ents who leads the group in a cer­tain direc­tion.

Lead­ers must let vision, strate­gies, goals, and val­ues be the guide-post for action and behav­ior, rather than attempt­ing to con­trol oth­ers.

Daniel F. Pred­pall