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Want To Start A Successful Movement: 3 Keys To Make It Happen

DavesPaper.com | October 14, 2021

Successful political movements require leader/follower synergy… It’s mutual dependency for one cannot thrive without the other.

People ask all the time, what can I do? What can I do to make a difference? During this past year, these questions have been asked from the context of the 2020 election, the mask mandates and more recently the mandatory COVID-19 shot for certain classes of workers.

Dan Bongino on his show the other day while discussing the Southwest airline pilots situation and the stand they are taking, brought up a video that is used in leadership seminars on how to start successful movements. More importantly, the crucial relationship between the leaders and its follows that is necessary for a successful movement.

Below is Bongino’s segment and the video in leadership/follower synergy he references:

In case you are not up to speed with what is happening with Southwest, read Media Blackout: It’s Not Just Southwest Airlines – Air Traffic Controllers in Jacksonville Reportedly Walked Out Friday Night Protesting Mandatory COVID Vaccinations Too – DavesPaper.com and Media Blackout Continues With Southwest; Amtrak Workers May Join “Sick Out” – DavesPaper.com


Bongino starts at the 1:18 mark.

Takeaways from these two videos for successful leadership of movements that make change:

  1. Nurture The First Followers: Leadership is over-rated. As the leader (the lone nut), the movement is not about you and it’s your job to welcome the first followers. Your first followers will become leaders.
  2. It’s About The Followers, Not You: Nurture the followers because it keeps it about the movement, not about you. Keep the public attention on the followers. Celebrate the followers publicly because they are leaders, too.
  3. Communicate With Followers: Followers are must have. Find followers everywhere. Find them throughout the crowd. Find them throughout your neighborhood, your state, the country . Go out and seek them. Tell them they are not alone…in fact they are part of the 51% not the 49%.

So, if you want to get involved and make a difference… you have two choices. Be a lone job who is blazing a new trail or be the first or second or third or whatever number follower.

And, leadership is over-rated…

Now go make a difference!

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