Insights for Leaders


Posted on: September 23rd, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers.” — Max De Pree

Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express, explains: “When we judge people in the company, one of the first questions I ask, in addition to what were the outcomes, is does this person have any followership? Because when people ask, “Well, how do you know who’s a leader?’ Pretty easy: Just look at the followership.”

Tom Peters, writer on business management practices and author of bestseller, In Search of Excellence, writes: “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders have followers, and, work intentionally to build those followers into leaders.