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As you probably already know Section 5.2.2 of the constitution gives some guidance on this.

Here is one way to think about it. The Lead Link role is a bundled collection of authorities, as such, they can be broken apart and distributed however makes sense for your situation. 

I'll highlight the part of 5.2.2 that says, "all decisions that normally require Lead Link authority become valid outputs of the Circle’s Governance Process," because the only decisions which require Lead Link authority are:

  1. Allocating resources (discussion here
  2. Role-assignments (Lead Link domain) 
  3. Defining metrics (4.1.1d)
  4. Setting priorities and strategies (2.2.2)

Everything else can be done by anyone. However, the main thing to watch out for is a lack of clarity regarding who is responsible for what. With such a small team it might not be an issue. 

There are other things to watch for as well, but that's a quick answer!