Saturday, July 14, 2007

the leader vs. the follower

In Leadership 101, Maxwell gives the helpful comparison between the priorities of a leader and a follower:
Leaders initiate.
Followers react.

Leaders lead; pick up the phone and make contact.
Followers listen; wait for the phone to ring.

Leaders spend time planning; anticipate problems.
Followers spend time living day-to-day reacting to problems.

Leaders invest time with people.
Followers spend time with people.

Leaders fill the calendar by priorities.
Followers fill the calendar by requests.
(p.54)

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