Followers

Martin Luther King did not march from Selma to Montgomery with five friends.  If he had it would have not received nearly the same level of media attention and probably would not be part of the civil rights narrative.  Instead, Martin Luther King accepted everyone who believed that there was problem and a better future existed.  Have you considered the question, “who is volunteering to join your cause?”  You may not know everyone who has enrolled.  Some may be friends of friends and far beyond your network.  Word of mouth is a difficult metric to track but a powerful point of engagement.  As Simon Sinek says, “a leader is only a leader when people are willing to follow them.  Structuring people’s role is about managing, not leading.”  Have you collected a following that has a desire to help others?