“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” – Ken Kesey, American Author
Followers are compelled by a cause. I always tell people leaders must paint a picture for those they wish to enroll – a vision of what winners will look like and how participants can contribute their talents in the pursuit of that vision and share in the ultimate success.
Almost any version of success requires committed action toward goals. And action requires teams of people assembled around leaders aligned with a shared, bold vision. Compelling leaders create a following that is different from one of “believers”; leaders find and inspire followers who commit not just with their mind or hearts, but also with their time and energy.
Followers seek a vision that expresses a substantial commitment in tangible ways. From the perspective of those who follow, the message is “This vision has a place for you and I want you involved in this process.”
Create a winning vision. Inspire others. Success will follow!