What does it take to make a movement? In this TED Talk, watch a real-life movement unfold while Derek Sivers dissects its significance in the context of leadership. You may be surprised to learn how a “lone nut” is transformed into a leader.
What You’ll Learn
After completing the work on this page, you will be able to:
- Name an underestimated form of leadership.
- Recall how a leader should regard the first few followers and why this is important.
- Comprehend how courage plays a role in leaders and followers starting a movement.
Watch the Video
After watching the video, reflect on the following questions. Jot down your thoughts. Consider sharing this video with a colleague or a work group for an insightful discussion.
- According to Derek Sivers, what is an underestimated form of leadership? Why is this significant in the context of starting a movement?
- Recall a time when you started a movement. How did it feel to be the “lone nut”? How did you regard the “first follower” and subsequent followers? What impact did that have on the movement?
- Recall a time when you joined a movement. Where were you in the line of followers (first, early, middle, later)? How did the leader regard you when you joined the movement and what kind of impression did that make?
- Describe the kind of courage it takes for a leader to start a movement. Do the same for the “first follower” and subsequent followers of that movement.
- Think about a current movement happening that you admire. Do you have the courage to follow and show others how to follow? Try it out.