“Learn How to Follow First
What made Michael Jordan so great? Yes, he was very talented and he was athletic. But one thing that his coaches will tell you is that he listened. He followed his mentors and leaders and as a result, it made him a great leader among his peers. He lead by example. Show your willingness to follow and others will follow you. Learning to be a great follower takes away your ego, and makes room for empathy and listening. Great leaders know how to make good decisions based on listening to their trusted advisers.”
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Worth a read. As military veterans we were groomed for leadership from boot camp forward. In the civilian world there are many managers but few leaders.