Why Do People Follow You?

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Not too long ago, I wrote a post about how a one-word question can change results.  That question was “why?”  I suggested that calling your customers and asking why they buy from you is a valuable practice.

As a leader, you should also ask this question.  If people are following you only because of your title, then you aren’t a leader at all.  Positional power isn’t very valuable.  Do people follow you because you help them achieve goals?  What value are you bringing to your team?  Do you challenge others to help them rise to their full potential?

Understanding why people are listening to you is important.  It can help magnify your potential as a leader.

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