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Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico

A Leader is Someone Who Has Followers...

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".
 

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sahar sultan
Student (University), Pakistan
 

Leader Always Born with Some Inborn Skills

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Toyin Babs-Enoch
Entrepreneur, Nigeria
 

Leadership is a Two-way Process

Without followers there will be no leader. Without having someone referred to as a leader, there wil... Sign up

 
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Njau Mungai
Student (MBA), Kenya
 

The Origin of Leadership

It is the followers who transform a lone dancer into a leader...... Sign up

 
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Bill Boynton
Teacher, United States
 

Alignment

I believe leadership is in direct alignment with followership, and is identified primarily by person... Sign up

 
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Bill Boynton
Teacher, United States
 

Is it a Leader or a Follower

I believe "leadership" is a lot like the word "beauty': I know what it is, but I can't describe it. ... Sign up

 
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Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

Leadership = Motivaction to a Worthy Mission

True leaders give motivaction (motives for action) to pursue a worthy mission, the acid test it is t... Sign up

 
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Vijaya Saradhi Mekala, India
 

Lead Yourself and Others Follow You

Be it a business leader, a corporate CEO, the head of a department, a community leader, a government... Sign up

 
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Abdul-gakeem Satira
Manager, South Africa
 

Followers need to Buy in to your Ideas

In my humble opinion, a leader is not about someone who has followers. Any senior position would aut... Sign up

 
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Richard S. Dillard, United States
 

No Self-appointed Leaders

Leader is a title that can only be given to us by those who choose to follow our lead. And, I agree,... Sign up

 
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Conny Morokweng
Student (MBA), Botswana
 

Is it a Leader or a Follower

@Bill Boynton: I do agree with you Bill. Leaders provide guidance on the organisation's mission and ... Sign up

 
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Bill Boynton
Teacher, United States
 

Organiational Leadership: Lead Yourself and Others Follow You

@Vijaya Saradhi Mekala: Great reponse, and so true. It is what I like to refer to as the inside-out ... Sign up

 
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Aziz Rattansey
Kenya
 

A leader must Inspire Followers > Believers

Whilst it is useful for a leader to have followers, it is also important that leader must have BELIE... Sign up

 
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Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

Leaders must Inspire Followers and Create Believers

Aziz, you are right, leaders must inspire followers and generate motivaction (motives to take action... Sign up

 
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SATISH PANDE
Business Consultant, India
 

Follower is a Must, the Importance of a Follower in a Leadership

Absolutely right! There is no meaning to the leadership if there are no followers. There could be a ... Sign up

 
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Bruce W Butler
Entrepreneur, United States
 

If You Look Back are Others Following?

Do others seek your advise? Do others actions demonstrate understanding your vision? Are you findi... Sign up

 
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Monteiro
Consultant, Portugal
 

Leadership is to Have Followers

Hi everyone, I believe the first who said "Leadership is to have followers" was Peter Drucker. For m... Sign up

 
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Ramdonee Vikash
Student (MBA), Mauritius
 

Did You Say Leadership?

A leader who has many followers who are following him blindly! Is this what we call leadership? Lead... Sign up

 
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roseline ikem
Student (MBA), United Kingdom
 

Leadership is to be a Servant

A leader is a servant who seeks the well being of those around him. He was chosen not because they b... Sign up

 
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M Y Zainudeen
Management Consultant, Sri Lanka
 

3 Types of Leaders: Appointed, Self-Appointed and Emerged

It is interesting to see diversified ideas about leadership. In my view there are three kinds of lea... Sign up

 
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Monteiro
Consultant, Portugal
 

Charisma is a Leadership Myth

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Stephen Adjei
Management Consultant, Ghana
 

Leadership is Two-way Influence between Leader and Followers

Leadership is about making others feel important and part of leader's vision and objectives for any ... Sign up

 
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M Y Zainudeen
Management Consultant, Sri Lanka
 

From Interpreting the Future to Selling the Hope to the Followers

Theoretically a successful leader is a person who: - interprets the future into a current scenario,... Sign up

 
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Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States
 

Caution with Focusing on Followership being a Leader

This is an interesting topic for discussion that keeps coming up time and time again. It puzzles m... Sign up

 
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Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

3 Conditions for a Leader to Have Followers (Ginebra)

A leader is a leader when and only when he has followers. Joan Ginebra in his remarkable book 'The L... Sign up

 
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Monteiro
Consultant, Portugal
 

Credibility is the First Principle of Leadership

@Javier Elenes: I completely agree with that, but I would include a 4th item, that in my opinion sho... Sign up

 
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Gani Davlatsher
Student (University), United States
 

The First Follower..

Recently I watched a video by Derek Sivers who discusses the importance of the first follower to sta... Sign up

 
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Adnan Shaswar, Iraq
 

The Relationship between the Leadership and the Followers

Although leadership is a two-way interaction, I believe the role of the leader comes first. It's the... Sign up

 
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Monteiro
Consultant, Portugal
 

A Real Leader is Followed Easily

@Gani Davlatsher: Hi once again. Really? Do you really think it is hard to be the first follower? Pe... Sign up

 
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Zandile Shaba
Financial Consultant, Malawi
 

A Leader Does NOT Need Followers

My view is that a leader does NOT need followers. Often times a leader is guided by principles and ... Sign up

 
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Monteiro
Consultant, Portugal
 

Definition of Leadership Isn't the Same as Objectives

@Zandile Shaba: Hi everyone. I think we're confusing a concept, a definition with goals. They are tw... Sign up

 
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Tom Wilson
HR Consultant, United States
 

RE: a Leader Does NOT Need Followers

@Zandile Shaba: You are exactly correct: there are circumstances when the leader is obliged to assum... Sign up

 
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Monteiro
Consultant, Portugal
 

Credibility is the Number 1 Characteristic of a Leader

The credibility of a leader is the way to make everything happen. It is implicit in the 3 rules pres... Sign up

 
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Vicky Jha
Manager, Nepal
 

Leaders Can Stand Alone

@Zandile Shaba: I totally agree. It may take long for the masses to understand what the leader stan... Sign up

 
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COL SUNDER LALVANI
Coach, India
 

A Leader Must Have Followers

@Zandile Shaba: I believe, you do in fact have good leadership potential when you make this comment ... Sign up

 
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Vipul Nahar
India
 

How Belief Generates Followership

The claim that a goal can be achieved without other people's support holds true, but to refer to tha... Sign up

   

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