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How to start a movement

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Leaders aren't simply the first people to do something. Sometimes, they are the first followers. Derek Sivers explains how movements get started and take shape. What lessons can you learn from crazy dancing guys?

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Movements are not created by yourself. It takes leaders, followers and the crowd. It takes just as much courage to try to do something big as it does to be one of the first to buy into something big. Followership is the reciprocal social process of leadership. The study of followership is integral to a better understanding of leadership, as the success and failure of groups, organizations, and teams is not only dependent on how well a leader can lead, but also on how well the followers can follow. Specifically, followers play an active role in organization, group, and team successes and failures. The emergence of the field of followership has been attributed to the scholar Robert Kelley.We have all changed someone’s life -- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.These TED Talks will help inspire you to do more with your leadership position and educate you on what it takes to truly make a difference — whether in your immediate workplace or in the world as a whole.While there is little substitute for leadership experience through campus organizations, hearing from experts on psychology, leadership, and business can also be a big help in giving you a basic leadership education. OnlineUniversities.com has collected some TED Talks for anyone, young or old, hoping to hone their leadership abilities.
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