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Posts Tagged: followership
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 »