"Leadership Begins with "Follow-ship"
Have you ever considered that the success of any leader may be based on how good of a follower one has been?
I believe that both biblically and practically that the essence of a successful leader depends on how successful they have learned to follow leadership.
Follow-ship is the term I use to describe how we are developed as we follow leadership. It is in this mode that we are exposed to the good, bad, and ugly of leadership. This is the mode in which we are most impressionable and most of our formation as leaders begin.
Who we follow is critical. We can learn from every and anyone that is in leadership. The truth is we should have a diverse small group of people we follow (I suggest three).
If they are lame leaders we learn from them. If they are limping leaders, we learn from them. If they are leaping leaders we learn from them. We learn and often take on the character traits of those with whom we are influenced by and follow. We mimic them in various ways and on certain levels their mindsets and behaviors becomes part of our