As a government employee, you are here to serve. The public entrusts you with their hard-earned tax dollars to seek optimum solutions, act in their best interest, and represent them with honesty and integrity. It is easy to lose sight of this when the needs of superiors, coworkers, and the public are in conflict.
Posts Tagged: followership
Today’s workplace environment demands recognition of the value of followers. Understand this leader-follower dynamic and value each person for the strengths they bring to accomplishing work and serving our communities.
There so much focus on developing leaders that the role of followers is often under-valued and neglected. “Followership” refers to a role held by certain individuals in an organization, team, or group. Specifically, it is the capacity of an individual to actively follow a leader. Followership is the reciprocal social process of leadership. While leaders… Read more »
In the Next Generation of Government Training Summit session, “Courageous Followership and Intelligent Disobedience: What the Best Leaders Expect from their Teams,” Ira Chaleff used three fun examples: dancing, more dancing (the tango), and guide dogs, to illustrate the concepts of his two books, “The Courageous Follower” and “Intelligent Disobedience.” To explain “followership,” Ira openedRead… Read more »
Ever been in a new place of employment? Struggled to grasp the logic in new processes or in understanding why folks do things the way they do? You are not alone, I assure you…What has worked for me over the years to varying degrees is shifting the dialogue away from “new guy” and onto “new… Read more »
Came across this the other day and thought it made a couple of important points about leadership (and followership) in a quick and light-hearted way… Video Credit: dkellerm Voiceover Credit: Derek Sivers Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy – Transcript.pdf
I’ve been writing and posting these for several weeks on Facebook and through my weekly e’zine. Although I’ve been on GovLoop for a while I haven’t been that active. I’d like to change that and thought this would be a way to have a positive influence with more individuals. I hope you find them valueRead… Read more »
Last week, Bowen Moran asked, “What Would Walt Do?” as a launching pad for discussing the leadership style of Walt Disney. Yesterday, I had the privilege of hearing a keynote speech by Disney Legend Marty Sklar at the IPMA-HR Western Region conference. One of the original Imagineers working with Walt Disney in the early 1950s,Read… Read more »