I subscribe to a daily blog about Leadership which I shall not name for reasons which will hopefully have been made clear by the time I finish here. I always enjoy this writer; his writing skills I envy, his discipline I admire, though I rarely agree with the comments made. That is because the premises on which each of us base our beliefs about this subject are very different. I wrote once, “If you want to become a Leader, you probably won’t; If you want to be successful you already are. “
I also wrote that those who succeed in reaching their Leadership Goals have succeeded only in becoming excellent followers. Leaders who are remembered as Defenders of the Faith have added little to Society except perhaps, to add strength to the notion of Strength in Numbers, another misleading remark. it’s only truth being that there is strength to be found in everything.
Many a battle has been lost because one army was top-heavy ; many a battle won because the goals of the successful were based on a shared idea instead of on competition.
True leaders are rarely aware of this part of their character.
True leaders are often known only to their followers and not necessarily in their lifetime.
But there are Great Followers whose path I follow willingly.
I’ll explain that another day.