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Leadership is overrated, how movements really get started (Video)

Peter F. Drucker famously stated that "management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." Great leaders possess dazzling social intelligence, a zest for change, and above all, vision that allows them to set their sights on the "things" that truly merit attention. The unfortunate this is this is all wrong and leadership is way over rated.

 Found this quick 3-minute video on TED which i though worth sharing for all you budding entrepreneurs out there looking to start a movement.  In short the video illustrates how we undervalue followers and put leaders on too high a pedestal. Yes they need to be brave and stick their neck out, but its the first followers that change a leader from lone nut to exalted leader. Somewhat sobering :)


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Posted by Aman, 9 June 2012

Nice share John. Derek is awesome. Quite important lesson here.


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