Blogpost 08

Shared Leadership & Music

Shared Leadership is like music

Sometimes you trying to explain something to others, you just can't find the metaphor that just "klicks" and works perfectly. I had that problem quite often with Shared Leadership until

my colleage, Jennifer Sparr, found this quote online and I think it works perfectly. So thank you.

Just in case you cannot read that:


Shared leadership is less like a an orchestra, where the conductor is always in charge, and more like a jazz band, where leadership is passed around ... depending on what the music demands at the moment and who feels most moved by the spirit to express the music.


- Philip C. Schlechty