204 - Holy Sidekicks, Batman!

Think Significantly

Jan 25 2022 • 39 mins

In most success stories, you are bound to find one person getting the credit for the work of many, lesser-known individuals. As an example, you might be able to name the guy who summited Everest first, but do you know who acted as his trusty sherpa? In this week’s episode, we dive into the importance of the sidekick and how the “guy behind the guy” is often more vital than the guy himself. We discuss the benefits of a good sidekick, the traits that make a good wingman, the benefits of putting team before self, and how the support of your family differs from that of a trusted friend.

Conversation Kindling:

In our final Group Dynamic-themed episode, we discuss the dynamic of the sidekick and the important role the sidekick plays in a protagonist’s success, whether the adventures are real or imagined.  In this TED talk from 2010, Derek Sivers explains how having one person in your corner multiplies a movement’s chance of taking hold. An early follower exhibits a special kind of leadership. While the leader might get the credit for the movement, it is the first follower who generates the momentum.

https://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement?language=en

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