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.
“I found Hamlin’s work to be interesting, deep and thought-provoking. I would read a paragraph and then quickly consider my own work and contemplate how the ideas related to my experiences. Then I’d go back and re-read!
“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.”
“Hamlin writes this book for those who know they aren’t a leader but don’t want to ‘settle’ as a follower. He provides a new paradigm for understanding and acknowledging the value of followership. This book provides renewed purpose and encouragement for the role of followers in teams and organizations.” Read more reflections about Embracing Followership … Continue reading Dr. Susan Murray, co-Area Leader, Pioneers Japan
“Hamlin illustrates the book with personal stories and plenty of quotes. He provides a comprehensive and critical reading of the literature, mindful of dynamics and opportunities for good followership…. Hamlin’s context is the not-for-profit world, but his message is broadly applicable for non-profits, churches and businesses. Followers will find plenty of food for thought on how … Continue reading James Matichuk, blogger