06/12/17 Peter Kehr Reflection

Today was a terrific day. I’m so appreciative to be here. One thing that I thought was really impactful was the Shirtless Dancing Man commentary on leadership. I thought the explanation of the most important part of a movement being the first follower – rather than the leader – was really unique and turned the traditional conception of making change on its head. So often, being the initiator of change is emphasized. But it’s equally important to recognize a good idea and become a follower so that a novel concept can become a robust movement. In the future, I’ll remain attuned to opportunities for both being the Shirtless Dancing guy AND being a first follower. Being a follower is not a sign of weakness, if it’s a good idea then it’s being a forward thinker!