Into Orbit: Learning How to Lead and Follow

In my role, I have the privilege of being in rooms with many amazing leaders. I see so many of them who no longer understand how to follow. Every leader must know both how to lead and how to follow. Think about it this way: a rocket ship takes off with the assistance of booster rockets, right? Your booster rocket is your ability to follow others—that’s what puts you into orbit as a leader. Just as every follower someday emerges into a leader, every leader must remember how to follow. This is a symbiotic relationship that has to be cultivated and maintained. So, my question for you today is this: Who are you following—who is your leader?

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