What TA needs to really get things done! From my personal experience interacting with hundreds of in-house TA professionals, directly or indirectly, I come to the conclusion many of them miss two critical factors to move things forward, namely: Budget & Authority. So what you going to do about it?
Using the term ‘leader’ can be highly misleading. After all, we all ‘lead’ something in our lives. It may be ourselves, or other people (be it an employee, a spouse, a child etc.). But we all take the ‘lead’ at some point. Perhaps the word ‘responsible’ is more apt. Because we should take ‘responsibility’ for what happens to us, regardless as to what it is, why and how.