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Are You Leading Well? 3 Critical Gauges

1. Is anyone following you?

One of the best ways to tell whether you’re a leader is as simple as this: Look over your should and see if anyone’s following.

If no one’s following (or only a few are), you’re really not leading.

It doesn’t matter how many leadership books you read, how many webinars you do or how grandiose your vision might be, a leader without followers is not actually a leader.

While we all get touchy about this in leadership, the reality is, leaders lead people. (This post explains why some leaders have a higher number of followers than others.)

So who’s following you? Be honest.

2. Who’s following you?

That you have followers is one thing, but the next thing to check is the kind of person following you.

High-capacity leaders will attract other high-capacity people.

The caliber of the people around you points to the caliber of the leader within you.

Again, this isn’t always a fun question to answer, but it can become a springboard to progress.

If you don’t like what you find, ask yourself why higher-capacity leaders don’t follow your lead. And then take the steps you need to take to change that.