You would think having several minds working in collaboration with each other there would not be anything a shared leadership team could not conquer, solve or fix. Well you are wrong!
Even though the model is useful for creating powerful synergy, it does not overcome all obstacles. Sometimes it creates them. So other “experts” are needed.
Recently, we have needed some of these experts. Those people with a skill in a clearly defined and refined area that have helped us navigate some topics and issues we are not fully equipped to handle. These experts have:
- Shown us new ways of solving problems.
- Helped clean up some of our past attempts of problem solving.
- Given us fresh ideas and a new perspective. They have expanded our horizons and pushed us out of comfort zones.
- Pointed out blind spots and potential pit falls.
- Equipped us with information and resources.
- Given us advice advice and warning, as we move forward with plans and visions.
- Done for us would we could not do ourselves.
All of this takes a great amount of humility and the recognition of our individual and collective weaknesses. In the end shared leadership is not about having all the answers.