A Critical Oversight in ‘Team’

It’s often said: There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’. When we think about team, we’re supposed to think about the collective unit, a group joined together, without individual ambitions getting in the way.

But, we don’t actually do that.

Nor should we. Continue reading “A Critical Oversight in ‘Team’”

Sheep & Sheepdogs

Given the option of being labeled a sheep or a sheepdog, which would you rather be?

Being called a sheep is perhaps the most common negative image of followership–often intended to portray mindlessness, weakness, simplicity.

Who wouldn’t rather be a powerful and productive sheepdog? Continue reading “Sheep & Sheepdogs”

Excerpt: No Leader is an Island

A sample chapter of Embracing Followership has just been released!

You can find “Chapter 24: Displaying Dependence” available as a standalone article on this external website: https://www.churchcentral.com/blogs/no-leader-is-an-island/ Continue reading “Excerpt: No Leader is an Island”

1st Anniversary Giveaway!

In celebration of the 1st anniversary of publication (Feb 24), there are 3 signed copies of Embracing Followership up for grabs! Enter through this Goodreads giveaway between February 18-26, 2017! (sorry, giveaway now closed) Continue reading “1st Anniversary Giveaway!”

Significance: From Potential to Participation

In our exploration of followership, we have oftentimes addressed the aspect of identity: followership is not merely an occupation, but a deeper part of who we are and what we have to offer.

Having a firm grasp on one’s identity is extremely valuable; being able to clearly answer the question “Who am I?” provides an important resource for participating with excellence and making your necessary contributions.

But there is an additional question to address. Continue reading “Significance: From Potential to Participation”

Followership Follow-Up

Just a quick ‘news blurb’ to say that I’ve recently begun working on a companion resource for Embracing Followership. The content is in development and I’m excited to share more details with you soon; I’m planning to have an initial sample off to the publisher by the end of this week! You can look forward to new material & resources to help you explore additional dimensions of your followership! Continue reading “Followership Follow-Up”