08 Oct

Leadership and Followership

By Robert Ziegler:

So far as I know, few if any of my consultant/trainer friends are making big bucks talking about followership – it just ain’t that cool. Leadership is way cooler and way more lucrative.

Still, there seems to be something wrong with that picture. Sure some people are naturally inclined to lead and others to follow. But I think there is a large middle ground populated by people who sometimes lead and sometimes follow. As a trainer, I tend to lead. As a facilitator, I follow. In my church, I lead. In French class, I follow ... or try to.

One of the best cases I’ve seen made for followership is in this short video by Derek Sivers:

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ

What do you think? Is leadership overrated?

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