Why do people follow Leaders?

As a leader, it is important to understand why people follow.

John Maxwell in his book 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership noted that 85 percent of people say they became leaders because they first followed. All great leaders started as great followers.
In a study conducted by Gallup over a three-year period, 10,000 participants were asked to consider specific leaders who had the most positive influence and made the biggest difference in their lives. Distinct patterns emerged, clearly revealing the four most consistent needs of followers:
1 TRUST Honesty, integrity, and respect are key to strong relationships of trust. You don’t convince someone you are trustworthy. You earn trust. Keep your word. Successful collaboration and teamwork are the fruits of strong teams.

2 COMPASSION Care, friendship, empathy, love, and genuine compassion are the most significant experiences that create followership. Higher levels of engagement, retention, productivity, and profitability are staggering when people matter to someone else.

3 STABILITY Security, strength, constancy, peace, and dependable support let followers know you are consistently who you say you are and that your core values are stable. The best leaders can be counted on in times of need and when it matters most.

4 HOPE Direction, faith, and confidence drive a follower’s belief and enthusiasm for the future. Your certainty in the path to success motivates your followers to believe partnering with you will lead them to their own. Hope fuels achievement and when lost or absent, disengagement rapidly rises.
I make a leadership commitment to always serve my followers and team members.


Author: holistichealthandwellbeinggroup

Welcome to Julie Deuchars blog on health and wellness. Whether you’re a seasoned dōTERRA expert or want to learn more about essential oils and their uses in promoting a healthy lifestyle, then you have reached the right place to do so. Julie is a registered nurse and has worked in both the NHS and private sector. With 33 years of nursing experience under her belt. She wanted to use alternative remedies for her own health by incorporating the use of essential oils into her wellness routine. After using the oils herself, she soon realised the power of these oils and became a Wellness Advocate. She felt so passionate about empowering others. The aim of Julie’s blog is to educate you in the safe and effective use of essential oils. Empowering you to build your own income from the oils. She will help to get you addicted, as much she is herself. If you’re interested in being part of her team, either as a wholesale customer or Wellness Advocate. Julie will support and mentor you whilst on your journey to freedom. Please contact her via the blog or at her dōTERRA website http://mydoterra.com/juliedeuchars or alternatively Email julie@holistichealthandwellbeinggroup.com

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