Outsourcing Leadership

Ok, so here’s a pretty inane concept for you, and there are companies who do this.  To me, this is beyond nutty.  I can see outsourcing the grunt processes in your company.  I can also see outsourcing various functions such as timecards, service desk, printer maintenance, network maintenance, etc.  However, when it comes to Leadership… the leadership of a company IS the company.  Outsourcing that is like a ship’s captain turning the rudder over to somebody else then going down to the saloon for drinks, hoping that all will go well.