End of the trail: celebration at the destination

End of the trail: celebration at the destination

Note: part of a series from From Followers to Leaders.  See Feb 21 blog entry for backstory. Eventually, the new leaders reach the end of the path. They may have gained competence in a particular area, or accomplished a specific goal such as multiplying a small group...
Support networks: campfire conversations

Support networks: campfire conversations

Note: part of a series from From Followers to Leaders.  See Feb 21 blog entry for backstory. We’re not on this journey alone. And we’re not on it just with our guide. We’re on it with our fellow hikers, our peers, our teammates. There are other people trekking nearby,...
Ongoing support: along the trail

Ongoing support: along the trail

Note: part of a series from From Followers to Leaders.  See Feb 21 blog entry for backstory. Even after people have started out along the path and we’ve provided some on-the-job training, we’ll still need to provide continuing support. The challenges our leaders will...
Show-how training: beginning of the trail

Show-how training: beginning of the trail

Note: part of a series from From Followers to Leaders.  See Feb 21 blog entry for backstory. To the degree that learning content doesn’t incorporate experience, it begins losing value. Conversely, learning that incorporates experience is exponentially more...
Orientation: the trailhead

Orientation: the trailhead

Those who decide in the parking lot that this journey sounds like a good idea will move on to the trailhead. We might expect that once people have left the parking lot and decided to hike the path, they would just get on the trail and start going. Not so. It seems we...
Motivation: the parking lot

Motivation: the parking lot

Note: part of a series from From Followers to Leaders.  See Feb 21 blog entry for backstory. The parking lot is the decision-making place. It’s not somewhere people want to stay and hang out. It’s the place where people make up their minds about whether they want to...