Leaders you would willingly follow?
I am interested in the topic of “leadership”. I have chosen to define it in terms of whether people willingly follow (or stay with) an individual.
While others identify as effective leaders those who have been at the helm of successful organizations, in my experience leaders are not limited to those whose organization’s succeed. CEOs with poor leadership skills have seen their organization excel – perhaps by luck or the ability of others within the organization. CEOs with excellent leadership skills have seen their organizations fail, through no fault of their own.
I have had the pleasant experience of working with several that I would call effective leaders. These are people I would willingly follow.
But, they are all different. The have different qualities, each of which have made me want to work with and for them.
Is that your experience?
What has made you want to stay with or follow a leader?