The leader should operate from consensus rather than for consensus. One of the first jobs a leader must do, when implementing a new initiative, is to get all of the right people at the table. Inexperienced leaders get the people on their mind at the table. An experienced leader steps back and says “Wait a second. Who (totality) should be here?” and “At what point (sequence) do I bring them in?” In this way, the leader begins with consensus and, thus, leads with influence rather than authority.