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A Time to Lead, A Time to Follow

You Follow Me

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Too many captains sink a ship. – Namibian Proverb

This is the saying from a calendar on my desk from yesterday.  Given that I am a few days behind on turning the pages, I just saw it today.  But as I read it, I was stuck on it…reading it over and over again.  Six very powerful words, that when they are true for a situation, the situation fails miserably.

Too many captains sink a ship. – Namibian Proverb

Being a leader is within all of us.  However, we must also have the gift of discernment.  We must know when it is our time to step to the front of the and yell, “Follow me!”  And also know when to go to the middle of the pack and say, “What do you need?”  Knowing when to follow is not a weakness. The most effective leaders understand when a situation dictates a different person or personality to take charge.  Knowing when and how to follow is a gift, just as leading itself.

By learning when to follow, you actually will encourage the people around you – they will understand through your actions that you can humble yourself and still remain effective.

Do you know how to follow?  Can you take direction after you have been accustomed to giving direction?  How did you feel afterwards?

  Kontinue to Konker.

Chadwick Taylor is Author of KONKERER Leadership

He helps  develop leaders with a servant mentality through individual development

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