Lola August 27, 2013 1:32 pm

I think the main reason for the push-back asagnit taking a bigger leadership role is fear. Fear of repercussions if there is failure or an issue. Since most organizations are so risk adverse, looking for zero defects or no risk most PM's and leaders do not want to step out on a limb and make a call. It is better in their eyes to sit in a committee and talk about processes and risk until no decision is made. They can then point to those who question that they followed the process and were attempting risk mitigation . Companies don't grow without risk. Few enterprises or initiatives succeed without risk. It has to be managed and the organization has to support those who take calculated risks, even when they fail. Unfortunately, most companies are terrible at driving innovation or effective leadership which in turn is tied to the very corporate culture. A difficult issue to address. For examples, see RIM, Dell, Nokia, Microsoft.