I have never discussed my appreciation for Michael Hyatt on my blog to this point. However, I wanted to take a bit of time today and look at one of his posts in regards to leadership. For those of you who are familiar with Hyatt’s work, you will no doubt agree with me that it is phenomenal. If you are not familiar, let this be your introduction.
I have been reading Hyatt’s blog and listening to his podcast for a little over a year now and have gathered a ridiculous amount of understanding about what goes into being a consistent leader through it. In this particular blog entry, Hyatt discusses five characteristics of a great follower.
What’s that, you say?
I thought we were looking at leaders… not followers.
Well, Hyatt unpacks the logic behind being a great follower. In this, he states that in order to be a great leader, you must first be willing to follow. AND, not only be a follower but be a great one.
As I typically do on these type of posts, below you will find a quick summary of these five characteristics but I encourage you to click on the link and check out the full post. There is much more than just what I am including here.
5 Characteristics of a Great Follower
They are clear. They understand their role.
They are obedient.
They are servants.
They are humble.
They are loyal.
Remember, everyone wants to be a leader. Everyone wants to rule the world. However, as Hyatt states in his post, “Nearly everyone sees themselves as leaders. But where are the followers?” Before we can begin to lead anyone, we must find ourselves in that other category. What kind of follower are you?
Life is Strange. Live it Well.