The only three requirements:
- You have to know your stuff. That means actually understanding the hard facts underpinning the task. But remember: Your knowledge is just your potential energy.
- Any group will fall in right behind a leader who has momentum: that is, somebody who brings drive to the task and spurs others on. That’s your kinetic energy.
- Unless you show vast amounts of the first two qualities, people will follow you only if you pay attention to them.