The word “alpha” means leader, as we explained previously in Alpha Defined. But, does that mean that someone who is alpha is always a leader? Let’s take a closer look.
An alpha can be a leader and a follower
We all lead and we all follow. This is a simple truth.
There are many more times in my life that I am the follower to people who are smarter, more experienced, stronger, and more successful in various aspects. I follow them to learn as much as I can. I then bring that knowledge back and apply it to my specific circle of influence. Like your elementary school teachers say, “you have 2 ears and 1 mouth, so spend twice as much time listening to others as you do talking.” This should mean you spend twice the amount of time following as you do leading.
Finding your Alpha means identifying your specific circle of influence. Finding where you have the capacity to be a leader. The ultimate goal is to bring those people and that population truths and information that can impact and improve their lives. They can then take that and influence their circle with that information. This creates an Alpha culture that then allows you to make huge impact on an exponential amount of people!
So yes, being alpha does mean being a leader, but it also means being a good follower when it’s appropriate. In fact, learning how to be a smart follower today can help you become a better leader tomorrow. Contact us today if you’re ready to find YOUR alpha!