In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper are joined by Kevin Spratt to discuss why it’s so important for leaders to be followers and what are ways they can do that. They ask the following questions.
- Why must leaders know how to follow in order to be able to lead effectively?
- Who do leaders follow since they are in positions of leadership?
- What happens to leaders who won’t follow?
- How can a leader self-evaluate to see if they are a good follower?
- What steps can leaders take to be good followers?
“In order to lead one must be able to follow.”
“It’s great to learn from books and awesome podcast, but you need to follow in someone’s footsteps.”
“You can’t graduate from graduate school without having led anyone or anything and expect to walk into an organization and lead well.”
“You can’t go pastor a church if you’ve never led.”
“It’s easy to forget where you have been.”
“Following gives an opportunity for empathy.”
“Leaders need to know how to follow now jut have followed in the past.”
“We should have people on our teams who are better at something than we are.”
“You can follow somebody in something without following them whole hog.”
“Put yourself in a learning posture.”
“Every Christian leader should be under the leadership of their church.”
“You limit yourself as a leader if you’re not following. You will not become the leader you could be.”
“Micro-managing is a day-to-day symptom of tyranny.”
“Tyranny is ultimately what happens when leaders won’t follow.”
“A leader who doesn’t follow is more likely to crumble and burn out.”
“Ask yourself ‘who am I following?’”
“What percentage of what I am doing is developing others?”