We hear a lot about what we can learn from leaders, how to be better at what we do, so that we can achieve greater or equal levels of success, fame or fortune. There are lessons however that leaders are able to learn from their followers, and they are just as important.
3 Simple lessons
Look up to someone
It is really useful in life to have someone you’re able to look up to and respect. It doesn’t always have to be someone directly related to what you do professionally – don’t limit yourself. If you haven’t already got a person in your mind whose values, ethos and truth you can model and aspire to, then find someone.
Let someone else take charge
This is more than delegating. This is trusting someone else with being competent enough to do your job, even just for an hour. Learn to occasionally put something precious into the hands of those who are willing to help you. Start small and build on it.
Remember why you’re doing what you’re doing. Not the what or the how, but the why. Every now and then step out of the routine and tell yourself, out loud, what it is about your job or life that makes you feel good and alive? Bring that thing back to the forefront of your mind.