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How to Lead Those Who Don’t Want to Follow

6) You might need to make a tough call.

I hope this post helps prevent you from the need to release someone from your team, but as I have mentioned earlier, some simply don’t play well in the sandbox with others.

They really don’t want to follow.

Those who exhibit characteristics such as being chronically pushy, don’t listen well, only see things their way, can’t control their emotions, have major blind spots, and won’t change, cannot remain on your team.

When you’ve done all you can do, you will need to make the tough decision to release them from your team.

That action, however, should be rarely needed.

Most good leaders want to follow a good leader.

Set the example, genuinely care about each person, invest in them and lead on!

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Dr. Dan Reiland serves as Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He previously partnered with John Maxwell for 20 years, first as Executive Pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, then as Vice President of Leadership and Church Development at INJOY. He and Dr. Maxwell still enjoy partnering on a number of church related projects together.