Followers turn lone nuts into leaders.

12 May in Personal, Video, Wisdom
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As my last post may hint, I've been on a bit of a crusade these last months towards a more minimalist lifestyle.  Now keep in mind that for an ADD/over-achiever like myself, minimalism is relative.  Nevertheless, I have been trying to practice the art of radical exclusion to the best of my ability.  On of the hardest things for me is trimming down my daily reading list.

The Art of Great Things is one of the blogs that has managed to survive my feed scalpel on multiple occasions, very much for the occasional nugget of wisdom they offer in posts such as this one.  Actually, it is a repost from Jeffrey Tang of a talk given by Derek Sivers on the collision between the American leadership drive and the importance of learning to follow - something I could certainly stand to improve upon:

This is what jumped out at me upon reading what Derek had to say:

“It was the first follower that transformed a lone nut into a leader. There is no movement without the first follower. We’re told we all need to be leaders, but that would be really ineffective. The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow and show others how to follow.

When you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in.”

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