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Riggio, Ronald E. (Editor), Ira Chaleff (Editor), Jean Lipman-Blumen (Editor), The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Create Great Leaders and Organizations Jossey-Bass, 2008




The Art of Followership (selected for the Walter Bennis Series) examines the multiple roles followers play and their often complex relationship to leaders. Inspired by the first national conference on followership (conducted by The Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College and the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont), it contains contributions from many who attended and others from a host of disciplines ranging from philosophy, psychology and management, to education. The book explores the practice and research that promote positive followership. Contributors discuss new models of followership and fresh perspectives on the contributions that followers make to groups, organizations, societies, and leaders. 




Kellerman, Barabara Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders. Harvard Business Press, 2008




Barbara Kellerman, James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, has taught the first course on followership. In her latest book, Followership, readers can appreciate the ways in which those with relatively fewer sources of power, authority, and influence are consequential even as they are getting bolder and more strategic. As Kellerman makes crystal clear, to fixate on leaders at the expense of followers is to do so at our peril.





Anders, George, Management leaders Turn new Attention To Followers." Theory and Practice, Wall Street Journal, December 24, 2007; Page B3
 There is a WSJ forum related to this article that discusses the question: "Who's more crucial to a company's success, top management or lower-level employees.








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