Leadership in a vacuum makes for biting humor and funny sight gags, but is painful in real life.
Founder of CD Baby Derek Sivers (@sivers) narrates a 3-minute video that illustrates the important roles that others play in transforming the person who starts an idea from a “lone nut” to a “leader of a movement” with important lessons for everyone who aspires to lead with or without organizational authority and who wants to authentically introduce a new message, idea, or destination to a group.
Here are the steps that are identified in the video by Derek:
The video illustrates that being the leader is overrated – it’s the engaged followers who really make the magic happen.
When you unlock the growth potential of a team or company, be sure to pay attention to the importance of embracing the early followers and treating them as equals, to allow the group to organically build with momentum and shared ownership.
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Bill Ringle is a CEO, former Apple exec, published author, and angel investor. Through Grow Business Now, he offers strategies and tools to elevate growth for executives and entrepreneurs from more than 46 industries. Bill has conducted nearly 200 podcast interviews on My Quest for the Best, where industry and business leaders share their secrets to success.