When you’re not named captain

So what?

Eventually, a coach or captain is going to make an unpopular decision. A decision that the team grumbles about. A decision that seems odd. A decision that, if followed, might require people to do things that scare them.

Be the first follower.

Be the first one to stand up and say, “Yeah, she’s right. We should do that.” The first follower begets more followers. Nothing changes without the first follower.

This three-minute TED Talk on the topic is billiant.

(h/t to Charlie for this reminder)

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