Following is different from leading. One is following if he is trying to figure out what his members would like and is leading if he is persuading those members to do something that he likes. Following is easier than leading but the caveat to it is that one has to do a lot of research to know what members would like. Leading is harder and the chance of success when one is leading is lower than in following. The main factor in leading is persuasion. But both approaches also have their own problems. Either way, whether one is following, solving a research problem, or leading, solving a persuasion problem, one has to do some work.
- There is value in following, as one can test different things and see what works
- After following, one can then have a better idea of what works and what doesn’t
- When leading, one of paving the way for others, so the value of following and knowledge gained will prove invaluable in a leadership role.
“The problem with following is you might end up with a drama-filled, click-baity, apocalypse, the problem with leading is no-one might be following.”
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