Follow the leader

June 5th, 2018

It takes one person to have an idea, a second person to validate it and a third, fourth and fifth to create a movement. We take a closer look at the power and influence of first followers.

We’ve all been in a meeting when someone suggests an idea that’s a little off the wall. The room goes quiet for a while as everyone mulls it over. What happens next is crucial.

If someone in the room validates the first person’s idea as being worthy of consideration it normalises it and makes it okay for others to get on board. The first person is no longer a lone voice with a whacky idea.

The validator is known as the first follower.

Read the full blog on Alive with Ideas’ website.





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