Super-leadership is a new form
of leadership for the era of knowledge-based
enterprises distinguished by flat organizational structures and
empowerment. A super-leader is one who leads others to lead
themselves through designing and implementing the system that allows
and teaches employees to be self-leaders.
"The function of leadership is
to produce more leaders, not more followers" (Ralph
The best organizations have a
theory and practice of leadership that subscribes to and promotes
the concept that leadership exists at all levels within the
organization. "Everyone provides leadership for those
responsibilities that have been assigned to them. For the the
highest performing organizations, even the lowest-ranked staff
within an organization must assume leadership and attention to
detail for their responsibilities in a manner similar to the most
senior and powerful2".
followers are treated - and become - self-leaders.