“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 our friendships, our workplaces, our communities, and our faith. Embracing Followership should be required reading for those working in a group setting, since developing our followership abilities has a direct effect on improving our teams, our leaders, and our organizations.”
“Concepts from Embracing Followership truly have embedded in the way we think as a small administrative/support team (5 people). We actually have adopted the ‘ripe banana’ concept [Chapter 6] as a team and added an image of a ripe banana amidst green bananas on the top of our team meeting agenda template – it is … Continue reading Lindsay Ackerman, director of development operations
“In Embracing Followership, Hamlin has punctuated the important truth of followership—that followership is a matter of function not value. In other words, a follower’s value is found in his living out his relational followership. Hamlin gives tremendously practical ways to live this out in the context of a healthy leader/follower team.”
“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!
“For the sake of our personal lives, our companies, our churches, our organizations, our cities, our nation, and our world, we need more and more people (a vast majority in fact) who are not only willing to embrace their role as followers, but to thrive in their role. This book helps lay down the tracks … Continue reading Mark Oshman, blogger