LIGHT-TOUCH LEADER OF A STRONG TEAM
While every team needs an anchor, the anchor role may be more or less prominent depending on the strength of the team.
Anchors often bring different types of leadership to the table: in many cases leadership is direct, and it’s clear who the anchor is. However, anchors can be very effective with indirect leadership. A very successful anchor or an anchor working with a very empowered team, may find that it is possible to step back and let the engineers on the team handle anchor responsibilities like stakeholder updates and cross-team planning on a rotating basis.