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Be a nut, be a leader

by Robert Buttrick

Do you think leadership is glorious? Is change totally dependent on the leader? Do you think if a person looks ridiculous, they aren’t a leader?

Have a look at this video from Derek Sivers, I think you’ll enjoy it . . . and you might change your views on leadership:

See the Dancing Guy video.

So what’s the bottom line?

  • If you are a version of the shirtless dancing guy, all alone, remember the importance of nurturing your first few followers as equals, making everything clearly about the movement, not you.

  • Be public. Be easy to follow!

  • But the biggest lesson here – did you catch it? – Leadership is often over-glorified

  • It started with the shirtless nut, and he’ll get all the credit, but it was the first follower who transformed a lone nut into a leader.

  • There is no movement without the first follower.

We’re told we all need to be leaders, but that would be really ineffective. The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow and show others how to follow. So, when you find a lone nut doing something great . . . .

 

© Robert Buttrick

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