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 for Teams & Small Groups and Companion Resources page offer a vast menu of additional material for individual reflection and group use.
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:Read thoughts on some of these videos in these blog posts: video reflections.
Additional video & audio:
The Open University: free course “Leadership and Followership”
Followership lecture for engineers from Rice University
Followership sermon from Blue Oaks Church
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 was released December 19th, 2017, along with a number of new supplemental resources.