What kind of Follower are you?
The focus is often on leaders and their behaviour and correctly so because to whom much is given much is required. However, Leaders do not achieve anything in the void, they co-create with their followers. The legacy a leader leaves, whether good or bad, they Co-create it with you.
The question is what kind of a follower are you? Specifically if you follow a Black Women Leader, regardless of your identity. Do you follow her with integrity, do you give her the support and authority you would any other leader?
Most of you have been raised by Black Matriarchs. Who led you all your life with integrity and love. Suddenly,when you get to the Workplace you can’t be led by a Black Woman? Really?
Are you treating your Black Women leader as you would like your daughter or sister to be treated if she was in the same position? Are you setting an example that you would be happy for your children to follow? I sadly have to appeal to your relations and not your humanity, since we often forget to be human when we get to the workplace.
Let’s do better