Personal development and self-awareness are two critical aspects of both our leadership and followership. If we don’t know who we are, who we can become, and make some effort to get there, the quality of our contributions, in any role or under any title, will always be something less than what they could be. Continue reading “New Free Resource: Leadership Self-Evaluation”
One of my favorite activities when working with groups to inspire thinking about leadership and followership is to do some simple brainstorming to consider the various qualities, characteristics, responsibilities, and expectations that we attach to these two different people/roles. And to compare and contrast those lists.
In order to facilitate that, we’ve created a simple worksheet that you can use for your own personal reflection and group dialogue. Continue reading “New Free Resource: Leader-Follower Lists”
If you’ve tracked with this blog over the years, or spent time with the Embracing Followership books, you’ll likely have noticed that there are several significant threads which continually arise as we explore following with excellence.
Relationship and Communication are two of these essential themes. If you flip through the Subject Index at the back of the book, and use the number of page references as one indicator of most significant ideas, do you know which topic comes in as next most important? Continue reading “New Free Resource: Surfacing Expectations”
While blog posts are valuable for presenting ideas and helping to create perspective, ultimately one’s journey of excellent followership and personal growth is best served by having concrete opportunities for growing in self-awareness and then making an effort to “self-revelate”—to share with others (your peers & superiors) who you are, what you value, what you have to offer.
Resources for individual reflection and group conversation are one way to facilitate those occasions for self-discovery and self-disclosure. Continue reading “New Free Resource: Enneagram Profile”
Sorry for the recent silence…I’ve been on the road ever since the release of my new companion volume back in December!
As I look at the calendar, this Saturday (Feb 24th) marks two years since the publication of Embracing Followership: How to Thrive in a Leader-Centric Culture! Amazing how time has flown by (we’ve also had a baby in that time which seems to have had a pretty significant impact on my reckoning of time as well)! Continue reading “Two Years of Followership!”
I’m excited to announce the follow-up companion volume for my original book, Embracing Followership: How to Thrive in a Leader-Centric Culture!
On December 19th, 2017, this new resource—Embracing Followership: A Discussion Guide for Teams & Small Groups—will be available for purchase in print and a variety of eBook formats.
Find more details about what you’ll find in this 140-page companion volume here: https://embracingfollowership.com/the-book/discussion-guide/
We celebrated with some pre-release giveaways via Goodreads.com. Stay tuned here and on Facebook for details about future promotions!
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”