Sunday, January 3, 2010

Follow To Lead

In our present age, a group that has been starting to get a bit more attention are followers.

There's so much attention paid to leaders that this very important group is overlooked and sometimes forgotten about.

This is rather remarkable considering that a leader that doesn't have any followers isn't much of a leader and to fixate on leaders at the expense of followers is to do so at our peril.

Meaning that followers have more power than people realize and their needs, concerns and fears should be paid attention to.

Barbara Kellerman is the author of the book Followership: How Followers Create Change and Change Leaders and is also a Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Barbara joins the next episode of HCL Radio to discuss this very important group and how they fit into the leadership equation.

As Barbara simply puts it, "You cannot teach people good leadership without simultaneously teaching them good followership."

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