Fortunately, there is another less publicized but more practical way to be an influential, effective leader in the university or business world. The shared approach to leadership may not win Oscars, but it definitely promotes good management of organizations large and small.
Specifically, you as a leader can share four aspects of leadership with key people in the organization: vision, relationship, decision making, and tasks.
Share the Vision
Legend has it that a young man stopped on a dusty French path in the late Middle Ages to watch a laborer chipping away pieces from a large stone. “What are you doing?” he asked the worker. “I’m trying to make this round stone square,” came the sullen reply. The young man walked a bit ...