Modern culture has often drawn a direct definition of leadership from the idea of vision, positing that leadership at its heart is the formulation and communication of a compelling vision. And I have often explored this common association between leadership and vision (see these various posts), seeking to establish the sphere of vision as the purview of both leaders and followers. Having, promoting, and fulfilling a vision is not exclusively a leadership function, but belongs to the realm of followership as well.
“Allen Hamlin’s book caused me to think of followership in a fresh way….if you are a bit like me, and your mind really is in a ‘leader-centric’ world, then let this book cause you to feel uncomfortable and make you think about followership.”
“The theme of embracing followership is an empowering concept that every person needs to build into the fabric of their lives. It is a an important theme that is underemphasized in leadership circles. Hamlin’s work is a needed corrective to a misunderstood and neglected subject.”
“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
“Written as a response to the leader-centric culture we live in, Allen takes his readers through what he calls true followership and how we as a culture have skewed our view of what it means to be a follower and what it means to follow well. Ironically who I think this should be read by … Continue reading Garrhet Sampson, writer & entrepreneur