Give a colony of garden ants a week and a pile of dirt, and they will transform it into an underground structure the height of a skyscraper in an ant-scaled city. They use a complex decentralized system with interactions from huge numbers of individuals. It’s not about strength. It’s not about a leader barking orders.
They use chemical markers to give clues to the others about the optimal task to do at any given moment.
As a leader what clues or signals could you help a team develop so they function as a determined, effective, tightly knit team?