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Being a Good Follower

June 30, 2015

Most leadership books and teaching centers on being the top guy; the number one in the organization.

I recently read a refreshingly different perspective. Creative Followership: In the Shadow of Greatness centers on influence, while not being the top guy.

Jimmy Collins retired as the President of Chick-fil-A restaurants. He was a great leader to many. But, he knew his role was to serve the founder and chief visionary leader, Truett Cathy. Together they built a successful organization which is seen as a model for business around the world, in both style and substance.

His philosophy on leadership is different than most. Rather than considering how to be the best number one and always looking to climb the ranks, he knew he could succeed by being a successful follower.


He gives a few principles which are equally powerful for both leaders or followers.

Weekend Wanderings is back! Here are a few links and best posts I’ve read from the last few weeks:

For all of us who feel we are just too busy, Donald Miller offers some great tips in How I Learned Not to Be Overwhelmed. (This is by the way the standard response to the “How are you?” question in America – “Busy”).

Michael Hyatt words something I have observed in leadership for years so well in “Leadership and the Law of Replication” Plain and simple, people do what we do? If you don’t like something in your team, look in the mirror. A must read!

Seth Caddell weighs in on a topic getting a lot of press, Christians response to politics with “They Will Know We ARe Christians by our..Political Opinions?”