Treating your follower as an equal is the key to leadership

I have listened to almost every podcast on leadership on Harvard Business Review Ideacast. There is a very good article in HBR in the Sept/Oct 2000 issue, titled “Why should anyone be led by you?” by Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones. They talk about selectively revealing your weaknesses and using tough empathy. I found it to be very insightful. And then  I saw the following video by Derek Silver.

This concept is very applicable to change management. I think the idea of treating your follower as an equal is genius. Probably the most crucial point for any movement is its embryonic stage. It has not been emphasized enough in popular leadership theories as far as I can tell.  This video is entertaining and clever.

And so, I’d like to thank all of my Twitter buddies for “following me”:)