While there may be an assigned manager of the team "sanctioned from above", any member can take the role of leader the moment they decide something needs to change. I use the singular, first-person possessive voice when I step into leadership mode: "I have a new vision, purpose, goal or strategy for this team". I am not in this moment speaking for the team: I am declaring my intention to change the mission. I am sharing what I want, what I think, what I have observed and what I feel. When I succeed in enrolling my compatriots into the change, I switch to what I'll call the third-person collective voice: "our success" at achieving "our mission". As the leader of a climbing team, I forgot to check if we had the rope and we failed to climb that day.