Bishop Will Willimon writes
In the complex and conflicted human organization called today’s church, Rendle says that leaders can no longer function well with either problem-solving or strategic planning. It is unproductive in a conflicted organization where people feel very differently about many different subjects to spend so much time negotiating, bargaining, and planning for a distant future. Now leaders must act, even if they aren’t sure if they have a consensus backing them up, even if they are unsure of the results of their actions. This is "non-synoptic leadership."
Sounds a lot like the sort of thing that Martyn, President of the Methodist Church in GB is saying, see 42: Renewing Methodism.