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Follow, the Leader

Posted on May 31, 2005 by Sarah Eaton.

We're all enlightened.  We all know being a quality leader's got nothing to do with telling people what to do.  It's about creating a vision that others are excited to get behind.

And what about being a follower?  Now there's a dirty word.  Nobody wants to be a weak, pathetic, spineless follower when they could be a creative, exciting visionary of a leader.

But I would go so far as to say that to be a good leader, you must, at heart, be a good follower.

The reason?  Leaders aren't infallible.  Sometimes it's necessary to step back and listen to what the followers are saying; in many cases they're a lot closer to the situation and know in a very real way the consequences of whatever decision that is made.

There's nothing weak, pathetic, or spineless about that.

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