Don’t follow the wrong leader…..

by admin on January 18, 2010

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In this post we want to look at the value of following a leader and the danger of following the wrong leader…

Let me take a look down memory lane ….  How many of you remember as a child playing the game called “follow the leader”…?? How well I remember as a little boy when we played that at family gathers or when several small ones got together. Some leaders were easy to follow and keep up with while other were not, of course the object of the game was to lead in such a way that is was very hard for others to follow, and those who were followers would try to prove that they could follow and keep up no matter what..

Since we are older it takes the same determination to be able to follow a leader successfully…

So is it really important what leader we follow…??? I would answer with a very emphatic YES….Don’t follow the wrong leader…!!!

What will happen if you follow the wrong leader..??….  You will not end up where you wanted to be… does that mean that (he/she) was a bad leader?? Not necessarily, he/she just didn’t lead in the direction and am toward the goal you are trying to reach.

It is important that the direction of your leader resonates with you and your goals, because if the direction of your leader conflicts with your inner spirit and you are not able to change to unify your goals,you will become frustrated, and when that develops you are no longer following, so you mifht as well keep what you have learned, grow by that…and then move on to find someone you can follow..

If you are open to learn & grow you should be able to glean good info & content from most leaders, but that does not mean that you need to continue following them forever..

We need to continue learning and growing (if not moving forward we are going backwards..)so you do well to find someone that you can follow…you just need to make sure they are leading in the direction of your goal…

Becoming a member of a tribe is one of the best ways of finding a good leader, one who is going in the direction that you are wanting to go, then the learning, sharing, interacting and all that takes place in a tribe will help to propel you on toward your goal..


Debby Beachy February 18, 2010 at 10:57 am

Paul…I can’t agree with you more! I like it when you mentioned “spirit” If it doesn’t line up with your spirit, our inner self, our spirit should be our true guide! We all need mentors we all have mentors wither it’s your pastor, teacher, best friend, or the other half meaning wife/husband. I’m looking forward to your blog and journeying with you in your personal development!
Debby Beachy

Nancy Burke Barr February 18, 2010 at 2:50 am

Wow! Paul, This is so critical! Much like our other life decisions, we must listen to our inner voice and that will guide us to the right leader!

Glad to have found your blog!

“Mentor Mama”

Linda G Cox February 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Yes! We must find a great leader to follow! We are truly in the information era! Without a good leader we can get bogged down with all the information! It’s important to choose wisely, not only the product or service, but the leader also! Thank you for sharing!

Edward February 9, 2010 at 9:50 am

Great post Paul!

Following the right leader is key for anyone who is growing in their life. I believe that leaders show up in your life for a reason and a season. We need to be aware of both of those and when the reason is fulfilled and the season has ended be able to move on with confidence and purpose to find another.

Thanks again.
Make it a great day!
God Bless,

Krista Abbott February 2, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Good points here Paul. Picking great leaders to connect with is an important component of success. We need to be certain we are connecting with people of like vision and values.

Ingrid Winckler January 28, 2010 at 10:21 am

When a group trusts it’s leader and is unified in it’s purpose, there is great power. When we are unsure about our leadership, we lose confidence and have to scrutinize every suggestion. Momentum is lost, and the fun evaporates. Being selective about our leadership is essential! Thanks, Paul, for leading us all in the right direction.

Eric Goldstein January 26, 2010 at 10:27 pm

It definitely is all about following the right
people… when you’re looking for a leader.

If you follow the wrong person, you will end
up where you don’t want to be:)

Thanks Paul!

Kathy Jodrey January 21, 2010 at 10:25 pm


You so nailed this post! It’s amazing how many people get involved in businesses because a friend or relative has convinced them to do so. Blindly following a leader without researching and considering the quality of leadership they will offer can often be a frustrating and costly mistake.

Great message to all who are looking for a business opportunity. Do not cave into hype or pressure. Even if the business is a perfect fit, do some “shopping” for the leader who will best help you to build a successful business in the manner that best resonates with you.

Thanks for this reminder!

Kathy J

Steve Hachey January 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Love it Paul,

I like the idea of following the right “Leader”
You are so right…. the tribe will help you find
a leader that is right for you. We have so many
great leaders in the tribe and so many leaders
from all walks of life. There is someone for everyone!


Paul January 19, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Thanks for your comment, I also am enjoying our tribe journey together..

Dave & Dawn,
Thanks for your comment on the value of finding the right leader…and then becoming one that others can follow..


Jodi Lee January 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm


A great reminder to think about who we are and where we want to end up, before blindly setting off on a journey.

Finding like minded people to travel with is an excellent strategy. I’m enjoying our tribe’s journey together.


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