February 4, 2013

Which would you rather have: Employees or Followers?

By Patrick Mahan

In his bestselling book, Tribes, author Seth Godin says: 
"Managers have employees. Leaders have followers."
Are you a Manager ... or a Leader?

Do you have employees ... or followers?

These are important distinctions. And your answer may be the single greatest predictor of the success - or failure - of your business.

Why? Because people don't want to follow orders. They want to follow a passionate leader. They want to be led, not pushed. They want to be inspired, not directed.

Do you want to get the most out of your team? Then stop giving orders and start becoming someone worth following. 

When you inspire people to rally around a common goal and encourage them to become part of something meaningful and bigger than themselves, then together you will create a synergy that is capable of producing extraordinary results!

I think this quote says it best ...
"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
What are your thoughts?

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