Last night I went to a Courvoisier Future 500 talk on Followership. Although it wasn’t the most in-depth or inspirational speech it did raise an interesting point. The lecture focused on an Edith Wharton quote – “There are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. It is just as important to follow as to lead. Great leaders need followers and they have often been followers themselves. It is important to be both and balance the two to be effective.
The Original Ranch are running some free lectures, details on the link below. They’ll be filmed and uploaded to the website later this year. Worth a look. http://www.theoriginalranch.co.uk/leadinguncovered
I also found the relationship between Courvoisier, the sponsor, and the lectures really interesting. Courvoisier is a ‘revoluntionary spirit’ and these events and the network bring it to life. You can find out more here. http://courvoisier.com/uk/the-future-series/