One of my favorite activities when working with groups to inspire thinking about leadership and followership is to do some simple brainstorming to consider the various qualities, characteristics, responsibilities, and expectations that we attach to these two different people/roles. And to compare and contrast those lists.
In order to facilitate that, we’ve created a simple worksheet that you can use for your own personal reflection and group dialogue.
Leader-Follower Lists is a platform for ascertaining how we perceive leadership and followership to be similar and different.
For background and ideas about how to use this resource, please see:
Leader: the ideal human being?
And for further thoughts on both leadership & followership, see:
Followership is…? (not Twitter!)
Be sure to check out the other free resources available from our Downloads page:
Followership Self-Evaluation (intro post)
“If someone gave you…” Activity (explanatory blog post)
Free Sample Study (Study 8: “Honor Thy Colaborer”, with Facilitator’s Notes)
Achieving Satisfying Group Communication (intro post)
For encouragement and guidance in understanding and applying yourself to following and leading with excellence and helping others to do the same, see:
Embracing Followership: How to Thrive in a Leader-Centric Culture (by Allen Hamlin Jr; Feb 2016), and A Discussion Guide for Teams & Small Groups (Dec 2017).
Along with our variety of free downloadable resources and the index of other posts on this site.