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Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Anyone can be a leader, but not every leader is effective…
During my time as an Air Cadet for 7 years, I was drilled with theory and practical experience as a leader. I was always taught that a leader is someone who steps up the plate and makes things happen; an individual who steps ahead of the crowd and takes a chance; someone who defines his leadership abilities by the amount of followers he or she has.
It was no wonder when someone showed me the following KOAN quote; it left me in utter confusion:
AM I a leader?
A leader needs followers,
to be considered a leader.
A leader needs to be able to follow others,
to be considered an effective leader.
AM I a follower?
I’m sure, like myself, many of you are wondering,