Not All Leaders Are Good Leaders

Be a great follower and think for yourself!

Common misconception from leaders and followers “We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.” Stephen Vincent Benét.

Don’t just follow a leader blindly, remember they are human too and are prone to making mistakes. Not all leaders are good leaders, so choose carefully whom you follow, ask questions and always think for yourself.

Leaders remember this; you are not the most important person in your organisation. A great leader does want people to think like them, rather to be able to freely think for themselves. Being in a position of leadership or management does not give anyone the right to bully or belittle those under them.

The following quote also applies to leadership “There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.” Samuel Johnson.

There are very good leaders out there and very bad ones. As a follower you should always have the freedom to think for yourself, ask questions of the organisation and expect an answer, and you always have the freedom to leave. You should never be intimidated by those in leadership.

Always look to what the values of the organisation are, do they match your own? Are they modelled by the leaders? If they are not be very careful.

Paul S Allen

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About Paul S Allen

Musician (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin); Singer Song Writer; Photographer; Poet; Thinker. I have food allergies so ask when you invite me for dinner. Lumen accipe et imperti. (receive the light and pass it on) Leadership; Strategy; Vision;

Posted on 28/04/2010, in Business Development, Church, Faith and Personal Development, General, Leadership and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. You posted this…

    The following quote also applies to leadership “There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.” Samuel Johnson.

    YES, yes and yes!

    Ah, but what is integrity?

    Is it not a sense of knowing that disallow for fear to be greater than compassion?

    “Our task must be to free ourselves . . . by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
    “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
    Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel Prize 1921

    So the first question to ask any leader to let you know exactly what sort of person is leading you is…

    Do you partake in the consumption of other living beings? If the answer is yes…..RUN!

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