Leaders and Followers

Very deep quote by Tom Peters. There is many Leadership styles and variations out there, but I would say that this phrase summarizes very well what I believe.

This quote is one of the ways that you can quickly identify a culture of micromanagement, which at many times affects negatively the motivation and innovation capabilities of employees.

Other ways to identify a behaviour of creating followers instead of new leaders is to ask some simple questions such as:

  • Are the managers telling their employees what to do or are they giving them guidance?
  • Are the managers giving their employees performance reviews on a yearly basis or coaching/guiding them on a weekly/monthly basis?

What are your thoughts on the quote?