Another of my lockdown reads has been Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. I found his case studies very entertaining and his observations intriguing. But from a followership perspective, I found his seventh chapter, “The Ethnic Theory of Plane Crashes,” to be the most significant. Continue reading “The Language of Followership”
“This book is a must-read for leaders, as it gives a new perspective that is not on the radar of most folks. It is a must-read for folks who do not feel like leaders, as it provides a new and accurate perspective on the follower role that is both encouraging and useful in inspiring followers … Continue reading Dr Todd Coburn, professor & author
“The genius of Allen’s approach and treatment of this subject of ‘followership’ is that each of us is a follower in some way in almost every aspect of our lives. This is a thoughtful exploration and consideration of what it means to excel as a follower, which is essential for all of us to enhance … Continue reading Duane E. Okamoto, senior attorney, Microsoft
“Embracing Followership may be among the top 10 most fresh, provocatively insightful expressions of what kind of thinking can ‘set the readers free’ from mindless cultural expectations on us that we’ve unconsciously imbibed.
“All too often we forget that strong leadership implies that people are following. This is an excellent treatment of a topic that is mostly ignored. Just about anybody can benefit from reading this book.”