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mmMichael Diehl
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Unequivocally NO.
I rely heavily on the impact and effectiveness of informal leadership. Encouraging your people (regardless of time and rank) fosters growth, trust and confidence. It’s wise to set your informal leaders up for success and then to recognize it publicly. Failure from time to time is inevitable. If you have delegated your authority to an informal leader, be sure to own the outcome yourself. Failures become training opportunities, not condemnation.