The First Followers

My friend shared a great link to the Dancing Guy and his lessons on leadership and the first followers.

I can remember quite clearly a time when I was a first follower.  It was a Friday in early 2004.  David Mortimore presented Eli Goldratt’s The Goal to my work group.   David might as well have been the dancing guy because I couldn’t help but jump up and join him.  I rushed out that night and bought a copy of The Goal, read it that weekend, and rushed in to work on Monday determined to implement Goldratt’s Five Focusing Steps immediately.

There was something in the story David told that Friday that spoke to me.  It said, “Jump up and join in now. Now!” and I listened.  I’m so glad, all these years later, that I listened.

Can you remember a time when you’ve been the first follower? How did that moment change your life?

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