Indirect Leadership, or Dotted Line Leadership, exists in many forms and contexts.  Sometimes this is a project manager, team leader, a functional coordinator, a worker-manager, or a geographically distant functional manager/director.  Dotted Line Leaders have to exercise more influence without authority.  Dotted Line Leaders have to get things done despite not having formal control over their resources.

The Dotted Line Leader is a site dedicated to examining this relationship.