Follow the Leader: Can Good Leaders Be Good Followers?

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June 18, 2020 by Lisa Brammer

United Credit Service, Inc.

A while back, Rick Brammer, President of United Credit Service, wrote a great blog on leadership. The study of leadership is close to his heart; first and foremost because he is a good leader. He recognizes that good leaders are also good learners.  They never stop growing and learning.

I thought it may be interesting to explore a slightly different perspective on leadership: what can good leaders learn from being good followers?

I realize that the concept of following instead of leading is hard for many of us to swallow.  Yet, having good followers is the fulcrum on which good leaders lever their skills.  The fact is, too, that we all can’t lead all the time. Inevitably we are followers of someone or something and our ability to competently and skillfully follow a leader is as critical to success as leading.

So, just as there are traits and characteristics that…

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