There’s a lot of talk in regards to leaders.
We watch leaders on TV, they indoctrinate us on the internet & they share their opinions with gusto and force. They inspire. They change. They move. Sometimes for good. Sometimes for bad.
…but don’t forget the followers. Followers are just as inspiring.
Have you ever taken a moment to watch a mother duck and her ducklings? Two impressive attributes and qualities strike me in regards to the ducklings:
- Complete trust. They follow their mother everywhere and have a firm conviction of her infallibility.
- They stick together. Ducklings don’t just follow; they follow together. Surrounded and strengthened by their siblings.
There are followers who do so blindly – and those who follow with class and research. That’s the type of follower we should be. The type who “does the research” and understands and supports leaders who uphold strong values and a general good for all. There are good followers and bad, much the same like their leader counterparts.
Just remember one thing.
A leader exists because of the follower.
You will never find a successful blogger without finding a ream of followers close by. No President is elected in lieu of support. There will exist no celebrity without the fan.
Are you a born leader? Do you find it easier to follow? What attributes make a grand follower? Does our society put too much focus on leaders?