Reading this book has been a fascinating experience for me. For most of my life I have been thrust into leadership – I have run a couple of small businesses, started a couple of churches, and currently serve as the Director of a Non-profit organization. Therefore, when I thought about being a follower, I have made statements like, “good leaders were good followers.” In some ways, I have thought of following as a stepping stone to becoming a leader. Allen Hamlin’s book caused me to think of followership in a fresh way.
I have to admit, it took me a long time to finish this book. It was not because it is poorly w
ritten – on the contrary, the book is well researched and well written. The reason for the slow read was my own journey of first deprogramming my thoughts about this subject, and getting my mind to learn.
So, if you are a bit like me, and your mind really is in a “leader-centric” world, then let this book cause you to feel uncomfortable and make you think about followership.
I recommend this book to leaders, as well as those who are ok simply to follow. Let this book help you to be a great follower!