Leading when you aren't the leader

Leading when you aren't the leader

On occasion, and cynics would argue for more often than no, the Battleground Leader is either unwilling to lay out a strategy since they prefer fighting to typing or are simply incompetent. Similar to the real world, this creates a power vacuum that one or more players will attempt to fill. (Monty Burns germ picture) Since Alliance players rarely listen to the Battleground Leader in the first place, the chances of them listening to someone that isn't the appointed leader are quite slight.
However, if you've proven yourself competent in battle either during the current skirmish, or people have teamed with you in battlegrounds in the past successfully, they might just be inclined to listen.
There is a fine art to taking control when you're not meant to, but a victory snatched from the jaws of defeat is all the more savoury. Close wins are more like to come from Alterac Valley than from Arathi Basin, but I fondly remember a 2000 to 2000 AB win. The Horde got the short end of the stick on that, and I'm not sure if we were assigned the win since we had just assaulted a flag.

Think back to your home Libraries. How old is that organisational chart at your Library? Do you have a chart? Is your system of organisation so flat or organic that it confounds clear leadership in time sensitive situations? Are you top down in times that call for more organic thinking? Who is in charge in name, and who is in charge in actuality?