Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

January 21 , 2020 /

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

The bumper sticker message is clear. It does not ask a question. It’s in the imperative and requires a choice or a response. You may or may not choose to lead. You may or may not choose to follow the leader. If you wish to be neither a leader nor a follower then the message is get out of the way of those who made a choice and know what they are doing. They have declared their conscious role and they are committed to a particular set of actions. Whether or not they are effective in those roles may be assessed according to what provides the most reliable information.
Conscious and intentional choosing can shift our energy and help focus on that which will be in alignment with goals and desired outcomes.  There are times when it is necessary or incumbent upon us to respond and in so doing make sure that we are being pro-active and not just reactive.   More conscious choosing!

If you are trying to influence another person or a group, then it is imperative that you understand what is required as a leader to appreciate the view, the position, and the needs of the other person or group.  If you are a follower, then it is imperative that you are able to be in a dialogue with the leader to have clear expectations that are mutually agreeable and acceptable, knowing that there  will be times of conflict and disagreement.  That is merely part of the process and not to be avoided.  Disagreement, when respectful and open, can be very productive.

Lead, follow or get out of the way is a plan of action. No action is a choice too. It’s up to you. Now.

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