Consider the illustration Gen. Eisenhower shared with his officers.
Eisenhower placed a long piece of string on a table in front of his officers.
“Look what happens when I push the string” he explained, “It just bunches up, going nowhere. Look what happens when I pull the string. It follows me wherever I go.”
When you use the pull style of leadership:
- It energizes people to achieve the goal.
- It increases enthusiasm for the leader and for the followers.
- It develops leadership skills in others.
As all good leadership principles do, the pull style of leadership has a biblical basis.
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: (Heb 10:24)