Book Details

Is Anyone Following Where You Lead?

It’s said that people “vote with their feet”—but what does that mean? It’s a vivid way of expressing the fact that people go to where they are supposed to go, and they leave when they’re not getting what they need. As a successful leader, you need to be able to look back and know that your team is unfailingly marching behind you. But what makes a good leader? Sometimes we don’t step up to accept leadership roles available to us because we think we’re not qualified—we don’t have the right title, the right education, the right wardrobe. Leadership can’t be quantified by those factors: it’s an alchemy of personality, vision, grounding, and satisfaction in many areas of life. This book offers a primer on leadership behaviors and the secrets to success, dividing the issue of leadership into bite-sized lessons. Concepts are expressed and explained using time-tested wisdom that we take for granted, but as a good leader, you’ll need to know when a stitch in time saves nine, and how to identify whether your bird is really in your hand or still in the bush. Wise, delightful, and accessible, Why Should Anyone Follow You? will reassure you that you’re not alone on the leadership journey.

 

About the Author

Peter Smergut

Peter Smergut has over four decades of leadership experience as a management consultant, CEO, school administrator, and entrepreneur. He has written numerous articles on organizational change and is a frequent speaker on the subject. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.