Leadership through followership. Before one can lead they need to learn how to follow. Leaders must set the examples and subordinates should follow, but subordinates learn their leadership skills at this level. They learn to listen, communicate and make decisions. They strive to be like their leaders. Leaders must know their job, be able to make decisions, care for their people, go against what is popular, understand the organization’s mission, and communicate effectively. These skills are not learned overnight nor are they learned by just attending schools; they are learned through following leaders. They must be learned and then practiced. Through following one can learn from their own mistakes and can be mentored by their leaders.