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Leadership Lessons: How to Start a Movement in Three Minutes

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Jan 25, 2011

1. Do something great. 2. Embrace your first-followers as an equals (it's about the movement, not you). 3. Be public. 4. Repeat.

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The one place we'd quibble with Derek is in his assessment of leadership as overglorified. While that may or may not be true, we think the lesson is that there are many ways to exercise leadership - first-follower is not the instigator here, but he does lead subsequent followers. We think there's plenty leadership roles for everyone. Even the person with the camera, whom we never see, makes it possible for all of us to learn something about leadership. That person is, in effect, leading the documenting of our lesson on leadership.

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