Read this post and click the link on the Common Sense PR blog. The link highlights axioms of Fred Ross, Sr., and I haven’t read anything this good in a long, long time.
I appears as though what most of us are most impressed with are organizers, not leaders. Here are my favorite points from his list:
An organizer is not someone who leads but someone who gets behind people and pushes.
90% of organizing is follow-up.
Good organizers never give up – they get the opposition to do that.
To win the hearts and minds of people, forget the dry facts and statistics; tell them the stories that won you to the cause.
The only way to organize is to organize, not to sit around and jaw about it.
I dare you to read through the list and not find at least three points that hit home. Do us a favor and write your favorites in the comments below.