Is facilitation a useful tool for leaders themselves? I think so.
Facilitation simply means "to make easy." You've probably seen examples that both supported and assaulted this definition.
I used to work for a company that hired a lot of translators. But they weren't linguists.
The role was one of "forward support representative." A former soldier would serve as liaison between the engineers designing new technology and the soldiers using it.
Why was this job even created? Because engineers and soldiers do not speak the same language. Sure, in the U.S. they're all speaking English, but they are not speaking the same language.