First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Official transcript at — If you’ve learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let’s watch a movement happen, start to finish, in under 3 minutes, and dissect some lessons: A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But what he’s doing is so simple, it’s almost instructional. This is key. You must be easy to follow! Now comes the first follower with a crucial role: he publicly shows everyone how to follow. Notice the leader embraces him as an equal, so it’s not about the leader anymore – it’s about them, plural. Notice he’s calling to his friends to join in. It takes guts to be a first follower! You stand out and brave ridicule, yourself. Being a first follower is an under-appreciated form of leadership. The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader. If the leader is the flint, the first follower is the spark that makes the fire. The 2nd follower is a turning point: it’s proof the first has done well. Now it’s not a lone nut, and it’s not two nuts. Three is a crowd and a crowd is news. A movement must be public. Make sure outsiders see more than just the leader. Everyone needs to see the followers, because new followers emulate followers – not the leader. Now here come 2 more, then 3 more. Now we’ve got momentum. This is the tipping point! Now we’ve got a movement! As more people jump in, it’s no longer risky. If they were on the fence before, there’s no reason not to join now. They won’t be ridiculed, they won’t stand – Qualities of Leadership — Several quotes from some of history’s great leaders. This video attempts to define leadership. We answer the questions “What is a leader and leadership”, “What makes a good leader”, and “What are the traits and characteristics of a good leader”. Leadership Quotes by: – John Quincy Adams – Albert Schweitzer – Andre Gide – Donald McGannon – Jonathan Winters – Thomas Fuller – John Luther – Lao Tzu – Anatole France – George Patton – Plato – Lord Chesterfield – Anonymous – Charles Lauer – St. Thomas Aquinas – Steven Stowell – Christopher Stowell – Richard Williams – AristotleGet information about up-coming leadership training seminars in your area – Get discount prices on leadership books at our online bookstore – – AHEAD OF THE CURVE – LEADING GROUPS TO SOLUTIONS – TELL ME HOW I’M DOING – THE COACH – THE TEAM APPROACH – WIN-WIN PARTNERSHIPS Learn how to improve your company’s productivity through strategic thinking and team building activities. CMOE has been refining these methods, in the global market place, for over 30 years. – Visit our Blog – – Blog is updated twice a week with content that centers on leadership development – Listen to our Podcast – professional advice on how to maximize efficiency in the work place Subscribe to our RSS feed –

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