There are many styles and approaches to leadership – one of these is collaborative leadership. The collaborative leader is not necessarily “in control of the group.”
However, they have the responsibility for guiding and coordinating the process by which the group decides upon and carries out actions to accomplish its goals.
Collaborative leaders operate from the premise that “…if you bring the appropriate people together in constructive ways, with good information, they will create authentic visions and strategies for addressing the shared concerns of the organization or community.”
This approach is practiced in public and private sector organizations with great success as well as in community coalitions and initiatives. The skills needed for success can be 100% learned.