STOP AND THINK – Leaders don’t force people to follow; they invite them on a journey. (Charles S. Lauer, healthcare publisher)
A leader who forces people to follow is a dictator or tyrant, someone who doesn’t give his “followers” a voice in the direction or goal of their trip. The successful leader, who has a willing and happy following, is one, as Lauer says, who invites people to join him. How much easier it is to follow when we are invited to go along and are involved in the planning.
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people. (Matthew 4:19)