…At Least One Follower

Encouraged by Kevin’s post about the Three Wise Men and unwilling to be out-blogged.  I found this little nugget in a book on my shelf.  I found it worthy to be posted in the blogosphere that is Leadership Voices.


There  is a story of a young woman who wanted to go to college.  Her heart sank when she read the question on the application that asked, “Are you a leader?”

Being honest, she wrote, “No,” and returned the application, expecting the worst.

Weeks later,  she received this letter from the college:

“Dear Applicant: A study of the application forms reveals that this year our college will have 1,452 new leaders. We are accepting you because we feel it is imperative that they have at least one follower.”

My prayer is that this little story encourages and inspires you.

As we strive to lead can we admit honestly that we may not be the best qualified to lead but instead need to follow?