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A Leader is Someone Who Has Followers...
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
A key issue that is sometimes overlooked is that a leader is a leader when, and only when (s)he has followers. These followers will follow the leader if:
1. The followers think that the leader wants there well-being (compare servant leadership);
2. The followers think that the leader is capable;
3. The leader communicates a strategic vision as something that it is worth to pursue (as in: "We are building a new country" or "You can be too first new world citizen" rather then "We need to increase productivity by 17% or the quality of your products by 20% to reach an international cost and quality level"....Sign up
 

 
Leader Always Born with Some Inborn Skills
sahar sultan, Student (University), Pakistan, Member
I think a person who has capability and nature to create his or her followers by himself is a leader. A leader may have the ability to influence the t...Sign up
 

 
Leadership is a Two-way Process
Toyin Babs-Enoch, Entrepreneur, Nigeria, Member
Without followers there will be no leader. Without having someone referred to as a leader, there will be no followers.
Also leadership is based o...Sign up
 

 
The Origin of Leadership
Njau Mungai, Student (MBA), Kenya, Member
It is the followers who transform a lone dancer into a leader......Sign up
 

 
Alignment
Bill Boynton, Teacher, United States, Member
I believe leadership is in direct alignment with followership, and is identified primarily by personal character coupled with competence and th...Sign up
 

 
Is it a Leader or a Follower
Bill Boynton, Teacher, United States, Member
I believe "leadership" is a lot like the word "beauty': I know what it is, but I can't describe it.
The true bottom line of leadership can't alwa...Sign up
 

 
Leadership = Motivaction to a Worthy Mission
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
True leaders give motivaction (motives for action) to pursue a worthy mission, the acid test it is that his team members work for something mor...Sign up
 

 
Lead Yourself and Others Follow You
Vijaya Saradhi Mekala, India, Member
Be it a business leader, a corporate CEO, the head of a department, a community leader, a government official or a housewife - every person is a leade...Sign up
 

 
Followers need to Buy in to your Ideas
Abdul-gakeem Satira, Manager, South Africa, Member
In my humble opinion, a leader is not about someone who has followers. Any senior position would automatically assume followers, whether they choose t...Sign up
 

 
No Self-appointed Leaders
Richard S. Dillard
Leader is a title that can only be given to us by those who choose to follow our lead. And, I agree, they will only be inclined to follow if they beli...Sign up
 

 
Is it a Leader or a Follower
Conny Morokweng, Student (MBA), Botswana, Member
@Bill Boynton: I do agree with you Bill. Leaders provide guidance on the organisation's mission and influence, moti...Sign up
 

 
Organiational Leadership: Lead Yourself and Others Follow You
Bill Boynton, Teacher, United States, Member
@Vijaya Saradhi Mekala: Great reponse, and so true. It is what I like to refer to as the inside-out approach for ch...Sign up
 

 
A leader must Inspire Followers > Believers
Aziz Rattansey, Kenya, Member
Whilst it is useful for a leader to have followers, it is also important that leader must have BELIEVERS who truly buy into the leader's vision uncond...Sign up
 

 
Leaders must Inspire Followers and Create Believers
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
Aziz, you are right, leaders must inspire followers and generate motivaction (motives to take action) This can be accomplished if:
1. The follow...Sign up
 

 
Follower is a Must, the Importance of a Follower in a Leadership
SATISH PANDE, Business Consultant, India, Member
Absolutely right! There is no meaning to the leadership if there are no followers. There could be a point that an astute (Ed: ~smart) leader develops,...Sign up
 

 
If You Look Back are Others Following?
Bruce W Butler, Entrepreneur, United States, Member
Do others seek your advise?
Do others actions demonstrate understanding your vision?
Are you finding employees doing something right more of...Sign up
 

 
Leadership is to Have Followers
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member
Hi everyone, I believe the first who said "Leadership is to have followers" was Peter Drucker. For me that is the only complete definition.
He al...Sign up
 

 
Did You Say Leadership?
Ramdonee Vikash, Student (MBA), Mauritius, Member
A leader who has many followers who are following him blindly! Is this what we call leadership? Leadership comes from within. It is charisma coupled w...Sign up
 

 
Leadership is to be a Servant
roseline ikem, Student (MBA), United Kingdom, Member
A leader is a servant who seeks the well being of those around him. He was chosen not because ...Sign up
 

 
3 Types of Leaders: Appointed, Self-Appointed and Emerged
M Y Zainudeen, Management Consultant, Sri Lanka, Member
It is interesting to see diversified ideas about leadership. In my view there are three kinds of leaders, appointed leaders, self appointed leaders an...Sign up
 

 
Charisma is a Leadership Myth
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member
@Ramdonee Vikash: what is charisma? A personality characteristic that gets you in a better position to be a leader?...Sign up
 

 
Leadership is Two-way Influence between Leader and Followers
Stephen Adjei, Management Consultant, Ghana, Member
Leadership is about making others feel important and part of leader's vision and objectives for any endeavour. It is doing things through followers. F...Sign up
 

 
From Interpreting the Future to Selling the Hope to the Followers
M Y Zainudeen, Management Consultant, Sri Lanka, Member
Theoretically a successful leader is a person who:
- interprets the future into a current scenario,
- develops a vision as a ...Sign up
 

 
Caution with Focusing on Followership being a Leader
Greg Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
This is an interesting topic for discussion that keeps coming up time and time again.
It puzzles me when we focus on followership while defining...Sign up
 

 
3 Conditions for a Leader to Have Followers (Ginebra)
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
A leader is a leader when and only when he has followers. Joan Ginebra in his remarkable book 'The Leader and the Action', gives some advise: the 3...Sign up
 

 
Credibility is the First Principle of Leadership
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member
@Javier Elenes: I completely agree with that, but I would include a 4th item, that in my opinion should be the firs...Sign up
 

 
The First Follower..
Gani Davlatsher, Student (University), United States, Member
Recently I watched a video by Derek Si...Sign up
 

 
The Relationship between the Leadership and the Followers
Adnan Shaswar, Manager, Iraq, Member
Although leadership is a two-way interaction, I believe the role of the leader comes first. It's the leader's responsibility to take initiative and bu...Sign up
 

 
A Real Leader is Followed Easily
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member
@Gani Davlatsher: Hi once again. Really? Do you really think it is hard to be the first follower? People are hungry...Sign up
 

 
A Leader Does NOT Need Followers
Zandile Shaba, Financial Consultant, Malawi, Member
My view is that a leader does NOT need followers.
Often times a leader is guided by principles and convictions which may not necessarily be popul...Sign up
 

 
Definition of Leadership Isn't the Same as Objectives
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member
@Zandile Shaba: Hi everyone. I think we're confusing a concept, a definition with goals. They are two completely di...Sign up
 

 
RE: a Leader Does NOT Need Followers
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Member
@Zandile Shaba: You are exactly correct: there are circumstances when the leader is obliged to assume a moral burde...Sign up
 

 
Credibility is the Number 1 Characteristic of a Leader
Monteiro, Consultant, Portugal, Member
The credibility of a leader is the way to make everything happen. It is implicit in the 3 rules presented by Javier Elenes in this discussion, but sho...Sign up
 

 
Leaders Can Stand Alone
Vicky Jha, Manager, Nepal, Member
@Zandile Shaba: I totally agree. It may take long for the masses to understand what the leader stands for. It may ...Sign up
 

 
A Leader Must Have Followers
COL SUNDER LALVANI, Coach, India, Member
@Zandile Shaba: I believe, you do in fact have good leadership potential when you make this comment about 'Leaders ...Sign up
 

 
How Belief Generates Followership
Vipul Nahar, India, Member
The claim that a goal can be achieved without other people's support holds true, but to refer to that achiever as a leader, does not hold true at all ...Sign up
 

 
 



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