Learning to Follow: How to become a GREAT Leader
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
~ William Arthur Ward
Leadership is a gift, a blessing. Is being a leader natural, or is it a trait inherited? Is being a leader earned, or forcefully given? Truth is a leader is all of the above. Having the desire to be leader is what makes the difference. The society we live in creates a quiet pressure to lead. This has become so detrimental to generations to come. Everyone can't lead in the beginning. We must all have humility about learning.
Don't underestimate the power of following. When you follow, you are leading yourself to glory. Here is the beauty in following another stronger follower, you will never follow their exact footsteps. The inspiration alone will open up a universe of creativity you didn't know existed.
There are many followers who abuse the power of following. There is a certain tactic that must be used to create strong leaders. Here are 4 that should be followed:
1. Listen to how they handle rejection.
2. Observe how they support others.
3. Network aside them.
4. Recognize areas they can improve in.
It's mandatory you adjust your mentality to serving before you can be served. We are all in a rush to get to success, and rarely look at all the components it takes to develop it.
Yes it never feels good to be in the shadows or moving at a slower pace than others, but like the good book says, "What's for me is for me." Timing is everything. Grow as you follow and learn that you lead after research, listening and absorbing the greats.
Brittney 'Genuine Gemini' Baker