What’s the meat and potatoes of our leadership-followership organizational connection?
As excellent followers we need to be able to come to grips with the grief and loss of not getting our own way and missed expectations. We need to learn how to be okay with letting go of certain desires as we work with others to fulfill our common purpose and achieve our organizational aims.
As a leader, are you hogging the road to vision?
How are elevator rides the key to unlocking the purpose of leadership?
A leadership guru lays an excellent foundation for the role of followership.
An ancient Welsh chief has important insight for modern leaders and followers.
Three roles of leaders…and what does that mean for us as followers?
I was recently presented with these words, reported to be from former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: “Consensus is the absence of leadership.” Is that true? What roles should leaders and followers play in decision-making?
During a recent conference workshop, I asked the attendees to make a list of the qualities, characteristics, and responsibilities of a leader/leadership. Here’s a sampling of what they came up with:
As a follower, what do you desire from your leader? What characteristics would be beneficial to you in your pursuit of following with excellence? In 1994, Warren Bennis suggested that followers need three basic qualities from their leaders: “they want direction; they want trust; and they want hope.”
Honk! Honk! Honk! I learned recently from a friend that geese in flight–in their famous “flying V” formation–honk almost continuously for a very definite purpose: encouragement & cooperation.
If you’re at all enticed by the idea of following with excellence–of truly participating, making your unique contributions, co-laboring with others to achieve a common purpose–then you may have asked yourself a series of questions. What should I do? How should I engage? What endeavors should I participate in? If I want an environment in which … Continue reading What does the world need?