To Be A Great Leader, Learn How To Be A Great Follower: The Four Rules Of Following Excerpt:
Everyone wants to be a leader. You get to make the key decisions. You will get the most credit when things go well. You will also get the blame when things go wrong. Yet few people understand that to be a good leader, you first need to be a great follower. As Aristotle said, “He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader.”
Being a good follower isn’t about being one of hundreds of lemmings that execute instructions with blind loyalty. Today’s followers are more evolved. They judiciously choose who they follow and make followership part of their education. In an increasingly democratized workplace, where social media commands growing influence, followers are more empowered than ever.