Internally, all leaders must deal with one fact: we are all poor leaders. Externally, all leaders must acknowledge the expectations and assets of those around them.
Some leaders long for their followers to fit a mold and idealize the simplicity of leading an army of clones. Reflecting on Star Wars Episode II made me wonder about the significance of differentiation and diversity in the leadership-followership dynamic.
Followership is not new. But it is only recently that it has been trending, creeping onto the global radar as a topic worthy of discussion. But why now? Why is a concept which has been around for decades, centuries, and even millennia just starting to grab attention?
Have you ever noticed it’s more natural to walk out of sync while holding hands? How does your followership complement and support the efforts of those around you?