September 21, 2017

What lies between leading and following?

Informal meetingFor some time I have been puzzled about this…

When is it best to seek to lead and when is it best to follow?

That’s an important choice to make in any situation, or so it appears.

But here’s the thing…

When people are really “in the zone” together, for example in a well-performing team, leading and following are happening at the same time with essentially everyone influencing everyone else. But we don’t really have a word for that.

Or do we?

The conundrum of leading or following seems hard to solve until you realize the resolution is simply to be present and connected, without need of the situation.

So between leading and following, lies simply…

Being present.