Leading from the front or leading from the middle — where is the real power?
Like day needs night, Romeo needs Juliet and bacon needs eggs, so do leaders need followers. However, these great partnerships are examples of symbiosis, and followers need leaders every bit as much as their leaders need them.Executive SummaryHave you ever taken the opportunity to remind your followers who the boss is? How about adopting your own preferred strategy rather than trying a group recommendation? Executive Coach Marsha Egan provided those two examples—and others—of leading from the front. A better strategy is the “let’s go” style of management she calls “leading from the middle,” she writes, explaining the differences in the two styles with descriptions of the differing day-to-day routines of the managers who practice them.