“You could also call this teamwork, but I think that if everyone has leadership in mind, then they will be thinking of how best they can serve their fellow members in the group and the group as a whole.” via Todd Nielsen – Leading, When You Are Not The Leader.
“A successful middle manager gets promoted when she takes the right amount of initiative, defers the right amount of credit and orchestrates success. That success might happen despite not because of who her bosses are, and thats just fine, because she’s leading up.” via Seths Blog: Lead up.
If you’re finding it difficult to get your leader(s) to buy into the change you feel is necessary, think about approaching things from this angle: It’s up to each of us to lead our leaders You’ve got to speak up to lead up Before you lead up, you’ve got to team up. Trickle-Up Leadership | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.
Part II of leading up. If you want your leader to ‘get you’, try this approach: Prepare Open gently Initiate Summarise Establish next steps. Managing Up When You’re Down: The Power of POISE.