Leading So People Will Follow


You may not even be aware of it, but there is a good chance that we all crave good leadership. This is the message that Erika Andersen puts forth in Leading So People Will Follow. Not only do we crave good leadership in every aspect of our lives, but we can learn to be good leaders ourselves. In the business world, every person who wants to have a successful practice has to learn how to be a good leader.

Most people know a good leader when they see one. Yet we have a difficult time nailing down what it means to be one. In this book the author has done a great job of taking a complex subject, leadership, and has made it easy to understand. She bases her idea of what makes a good leader on six attributes. Those six common attributes that make a good leader include having farsightedness, having passion, being courageous, having wisdom, being generous, and also being trustworthy.

Using real life examples, readers are able to identify what makes a good leader and how people can improve in this area. You will also find the information about how to become a better leader invaluable in your own life and business. Every good leader sees obstacles, yet remains committed, and knows how to collaborate. They also take responsibility and will admit mistakes when they make them.

The recipe for being an effective leader is what you will find in this book. It’s a must read for every business manager or owner who will at some point need to lead their staff to success. You will learn the tips, tools, and insight on how to make that happen. Most of us are not born natural leaders, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to become one. In fact, this book may just be the blueprint to help you pull it all off.

Worked at Burleson Orthodontics. Attended University of Missouri–Kansas City. Lives in Kansas City, Missouri.