“Delegate authority not tasks. Tasks create followers. Authority creates leaders.”
Craig Groeschel succinctly described the two basic ways of leading in a post on generational tension in leadership:
1-Leader focuses on preservation, followers exist to maintain the leader.
2-Leader focuses on empowerment, followers exist to grow into leaders and/or CHOOSE to be followers.
In #1 no one has a chance to truly lead alongside the positional leader. In scenario #2 those who desire leadership and are aligned to the mission, vision, and values CAN, while those who enjoy the passion, vision, and direction of the leader can follow.
Tasks are critical to the mission at hand but shared authority secures the future of your ministry!