Follower ship is a straightforward concept. It is the ability to take direction well, to get in line behind a program, to be part of a team and to deliver on what is expected of you.
Without proving your worth to be an excellent follower you really cant be a leader. In corporate terms, a good follower is the one who meets up to target way ahead of stipulated time.
You should always have this in mind that if LEADERSHIP has a role to play in development, FOLLOWER SHIP also has its own role.
How then can you get the attention of your BOSS so you can get these recommendations that can shoot you up the ladder?
Highlighted below are 5 ways being a good follower will get you the attention of your boss:
- YOUR PRODUCTIVITY MEET UP TO TARGETS.
A good follower as earlier stated will always meet up to ask in due time. Being a productive member of your team, your boss will get to notice you. In getting his attention, being reliable will score you high in his books.
- BEING SUBMISSIVE BE TEACHABLE
Followers are there to make sure that the leaders expectation and goals are met. Meeting up to targets and being reliable proves to the boss that you are under his control. This might seem on the NEGATIVE end but have in mind that a LEADER is just an EXCEPTIONAL follower. ALWAYS TAKE CORRECTION.
- ALWAYS THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
A good follower does NOT wait for instruction; he does what he needs to do to get result based on discretion. The boss doesnt want to know how but wants to see result, as a follower you are to decide what to do to get these results.
WAITING FOR INSTRUCTIONS ALL THE TIME SHOWS INCAPACITY TO HANDLE THE JOB.
- UNQUESTIONABLE LOYALTY
Your loyalty to your boss will stand you out and this would determine how much passion you put in the job. A follower must always and at all times stand with the boss but be wise enough to tip in ideas and corrections to stated ideas. Loyalty doesnt make you a fool, it makes you STAND OUT.
- ALWAYS SEEK INFORMATION TO GET BETTER
A follower wants to know more so as to be more productive in his department and this in return brings the leader closer to you.
In conclusion, you need to be a Good Follower to be termed a Good Leader.