December 10, 2009

Leadership: Paying Your Dues

"You're gonna have to serve somebody."

Bob Dylan

Is it possible to be a good leader if you were never a good follower?


  1. No, and the military proves that conclusively. Every military leader is first a follower. You cannot successfully lead if you have not followed.

  2. Anyone can give orders but few can really lead. Great leaders are those whose followers do so willingly and for that, you must been a follower once yourself.