YOU GET THE LEADERS YOU DESERVE
Qualities of Leadership and Followership
Leadership presupposes two things:
1. A LEADER
2. MEN CAPABLE OF BEING LED (Followers).
A stag cannot lead an army of lions.
A lion cannot persuade an army of stags to follow.
What then is required?
A Lion leading Lions
Both the leader and the followers must be “LIONS”
We then have a LION leading an army of LIONS - and an army of lions led by a lion will be victorious.
In other words, the qualities of leaders and followers are very similar.
The chief of these qualities are:
No one is greater than the other, but the first of all is knowledge.
Paraphrased by me from a quote by Brevet Colonel J.F.C. Fuller, D.S.O. in his article: “Moral, Instruction and Leadership” in Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Vol. LXV (1920)
We get the leaders we deserve.
Are we “LIONS” - then we will get leaders who are “LIONS”
And if behave like meek “STAGS” (deer) we will get leaders who also behave like deer, meek and weak.