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A time to lead, and a time to follow

August 11, 2010 Leave a comment

I showed one of my favorite videos to my team today, a Ted talk by Derek Sivers on how to start a movement.  It turned out to be a great way to get everyone thinking about how they can lead, be the second to join in, or be part of the crowd looking to be hip.  The message is important:  there are times we need to be the idea leader (the shirtless guy dancing alone in a field in the video), there are times we need to be an early adopter (the first follower joining the shirtless dancing guy), and there are times we need to be part of the crowd.  If not for followers, leaders would never get anything done.  Followership is just as important as leadership.

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