Do you tend to participate in groups only as a leader? Really think about this for a second. When was the last time that you weren’t a committee-chair or chapter-president or section-manager? Did you do well there? Did you thrive?
Or were you constantly frustrated, and did you ultimately quit out of disappointment or with a sense of failure?
The power of followership needs to be recognized in our toolbox, and the capacity for team-play needs to be fostered. We are taught that leadership is a noble trait, but when we are unable to transition between roles, we limit our teams, and ourselves.
Ask yourself, “Do I always have to be in charge?” If so, you haven’t yet experienced your highest and best, and you’re missing out on a lot of fun, too.
Check out this video, and then try things on the follow-side.