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September 19, 2019 Daily Post
If a leader has no followers, are they really a leader?
We see this question pop up a lot. Perhaps it’s one of the reasons we’re so often proud of – or lust after – large numbers of followers on social media.
Loneliness has a bad rap. It’s considered to be all-bad. But it serves an important role in the production of leaders and the meaningful work they inspire.
That which makes loneliness bad, also makes it good: it’s a compass. It’s a call to action; to gather your thoughts, managers, or family together to connect.
Thoughts need to connect. That’s where ideas come from.
Teams need to connect. That’s what puts ideas into motion.
What makes you lonely? Go there and learn the lesson it’s trying to teach you.
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