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What Leadership Needs to Know About Followership

What Leadership Needs to Know About Followership | followership | Scoop.it
We talk so much about leadership (this includes me) that we make it sound like the holy grail of personal, professional and career success, and this encourages everyone to aspire to become one. How silly that even sounds to me as I write this.“Become One” – as if we’d wake up one day and be proclaimed a “leader.” As if there is any title, position, office, budget size, number of employees or college degree that somehow makes us a leader. Just in case you aren’t already clued in – there isn’t.
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The Essence of Good Followership, Part 2

The Essence of Good Followership, Part 2 | followership | Scoop.it
“Last week's post on The Essence of Good Followership generated a great deal of reaction from our clients and friends. We heard from many of you, via social media, or directly to us. And there is on...”
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You can be a good leader and follower at the same time. You don't have to choose just one.
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The Art of Followership: Standing Up & For Our Leaders

The Art of Followership: Standing Up & For Our Leaders | followership | Scoop.it
For good followership, accept a position (submission) in support of a particular person (your boss), making what is important to them important to you…
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Have you learned how to be a follower?
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How Are Your Followership Skills? by Gregg Gregory

How Are Your Followership Skills? by Gregg Gregory | followership | Scoop.it
Organizations are spending massive amounts of money developing leaders and almost nothing to develop the followers. Being a good follower is tough-probably tougher than being a leader. (RT @ECLeadership: How Are Your Followership Skills?
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It's tough to be a good follower.  How did you learn to follow? Does your followership skills affect how you lead?

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A great leader is led by followers - BDlive

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A great leader is led by followers
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At every step along the way, the leader should be aware of conative feelings as well as cognitive mental processes that are present in him and in the followership.
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Blachard, et al, Followership Styles and Employee Attachment to the ...

Blachard, et al, Followership Styles and Employee Attachment to the ... | followership | Scoop.it
Blachard, Anita L., Jennifer Welbourne, David Gilmore, and Angela Bullock. “Followership Styles and Employee Attachment to the Organization.” The Psychologist-Manager Journal 12 (2009); 111-131. Print.The authors ...
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Followership and Retention - Penn State University Council of ...

On September 13th, Council talked about this idea of followership and what followership had to do with retention and running a service organization. What are methods of best practice of retention and how does this relate to ...
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Dynamic Followership: The Secret to Leadership - Business Matters

Dynamic Followership: The Secret to Leadership - Business Matters | followership | Scoop.it
Leadership, like followership, is a continual journey through actions and growth, not merely a journey’s end for a CV. This leadership development conundrum has always been a puzzle.
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Followers are more important to leaders than leaders are to followers” — Barbara Kellerman
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The Essence of Good Followership

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“We've been writing a lot lately about the relatively new concept of followership. As a business community, we spend precious little time on it. We would much rather speak about leadership. We would...”
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Being a good follower is not a bad thing.
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Is 'great followership' the real secret to great leadership?

Is 'great followership' the real secret to great leadership? | followership | Scoop.it
Leaders don’t accomplish the mission. Followers do. So why is it that all the attention, time, money, and resources are spent on developing leaders? Why aren’t we also developing great followers?
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Leaders need followers to complete the task.

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Leadership Flows from Followership

Leadership Flows from Followership | followership | Scoop.it
Note: This piece was originally published on November 26, 2013 at business and leadership blog Switch and Shift. It's a great resource for leadership topics and discussion about how we can improve ...
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FOLLOWERSHIP: THE OTHER SIDE OF LEADERSHIP - Ivey Business Journal

FOLLOWERSHIP: THE OTHER SIDE OF LEADERSHIP - Ivey Business Journal | followership | Scoop.it
A veteran contributor to the Ivey Business Journal spells out his eight essential qualities to being a good follower, rather than a good leader, as it's essential, at times, to step back and let someone else take the reigns.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 30, 2013 5:09 AM

 It stands to reason that if leadership is important to performance, followership must have something to do with it too.  But curiously, followership gets only a small fraction of the airtime that leadership does.

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To Understand Leadership, Study "Followership"

To Understand Leadership, Study "Followership" | followership | Scoop.it
I was at a conference with 50 or so chief learning officers last week and we had a number of discussions about leadership.Despite the fact that there are thousands of models, consultants, books, and

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Chad Manske's curator insight, September 25, 2013 5:22 PM

Most leaders were followers first.  I have personally spent more time as a 'vice' or 'deputy' than the leader role in many of my own assignments and until you nail followership right, you can never expect to be a good leader.  Sage advice in this piece.