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