You don’t have to be a Darth Vader to cause problems in the galaxy.
Is servant leadership about institutions or about people?
Greenleaf’s initial thoughts on the identity, response, and danger to be found within service, leadership, and followership.
Have you tried this strategy? ‘Servant follow’ so that you can ‘servant lead’.
How are you doing with leading via electronic communication?
We acknowledge the challenges & special requirements of distance leadership; but what about the realities of distance followership?
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.
If vision isn’t one of the distinctives of leadership, then what element separates out the leadership role from followership?
If leaders are both the visionaries and the change agents, then what’s left for the followers to do?
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?
Some leaders long for their followers to fit a mold and idealize the simplicity of leading an army of clones. Reflecting on Star Wars Episode II made me wonder about the significance of differentiation and diversity in the leadership-followership dynamic.
The notion of servant leadership has been en vogue in recent decades, fueled in part by Robert Greenleaf publishing his classic text in 1977. Given our cultural fascination with leadership, and our desire to imbue the concept of leadership with as many positive qualities as possible (see, “Leader: the ideal human being?“), it’s not surprising … Continue reading Servant Leadership & Excellent Followership