Below are some recommended books and videos to facilitate your journey of followership. See also Chapters 11-13 of Embracing Followership for an in-depth review of various resources to facilitate your personal growth & development toward following with excellence. Additionally, the 140-page Discussion Guide and Companion Resources page offer a vast menu of additional material for individual reflection and group use.
You can find the below items and other books on my ‘followership’ shelf on Goodreads.
The Power of Followership, by Robert Kelley
It Takes Two: Managing Yourself When Working with Bosses and Other Authority Figures, by Gene Boccialetti
The Courageous Follower: Standing Up to and for Our Leaders, by Ira Chaleff (see his endorsement also)
Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders, by Barbara Kellerman
Follower First, by Rusty Ricketson
Creative Followership, by Jimmy Collins
Leadership Jazz, by Max DePree
Cultural Intelligence: Living and Working Globally, by David C. Thomas & Kerr Inkson
As of August 2017, ‘followership’ now exists as a topic on Wikipedia! Check out this well-done article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Followership
Here’s a ‘followership’ playlist that I’ve curated on YouTube containing a number of videos to stimulate your thinking on various aspects of followership:
Additional video & audio:
The Open University: free course “Leadership and Followership”
Followership lecture for engineers from Rice University
Additional information about my own book, Embracing Followership: How to Thrive in a Leader-Centric Culture, is available on The Book page of this website.
A team/small group discussion guide to accompany Embracing Followership has been developed, bringing this personal journey of following with excellence into a group endeavor. It will be released December 19th, 2017, along with a number of new supplemental resources. See this blog post, and watch this space for updates!