I have heard the saying throughout my years of network marketing that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. In network marketing, followers are what we actually want. But, we must keep in mind that this business of network marketing is like a volunteer fire department or a volunteer army. People choose to participate and they also choose to follow you or not. This participation depends in part on how great of a leader you are.
John C, Maxwell, one of my favorite authors, wrote in his book, "Developing the Leader Within You", that leadership means to influence others. He says, "Everyone talks about it; few understand it. Most people want it; few achieve it." This is so profound. He defines leadership as the ability to get followers. Many think that having the ability to get followers makes them great leaders or shall I say put them in a leadership position.