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INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION'S FOLLOWERSHIP COMMUNITY OF LEARNING

 

where those with curiosity about followership and leader-follower relations can explore these subjects in whatever depth they choose through a forum, study groups, relevant news and events, research, shared projects and resource links.

 

Registered users can enter information directly and make collaborative decisions about what this site contains and how it functions. Anyone may browse but those who wish to participate by posting and editing information should contact one of the administrators, Ira Chaleff  or Elisabeth Higgins Null, for a special invite key (password). All users with comments and suggestions about individual or collective pages, real or potential, are welcome to post comments via the "comments" button.

 

 

FOLLOWERSHIP FORUM: SUBSCRIBE HERE

This moderated "listserv" list, sponsored by ILA, is freely available to subscribers through either individual e-mails or a digest and allows community members to share information informally with the group. Although the forum's contents are archived, each message will be publicly visible in an email posting only once. The moderators of this forum, Ira Chaleff and Elisabeth Higgins Null, are now processing subscriptions so please join us.

 

 

Welcome To The Followership Learning Community

 

 

Welcome! The Followership Learning Community has been launched to provide a meeting ground for researchers and practitioners who are engaged in exploring the rich subject of followership.

 

Up to now, there have been a small number of academics, consultants, trainers and managers who have recognized the importance of the subject of followership in organized human endeavors. They have typically been passionate about the subject and determined to give it the attention it deserves and has historically lacked. They have also tended to be relatively isolated.

 

This began to change in 2006 when the Kravis Leadership Institute and the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont University held the first national conference on Followership . . .  Read More

 



 

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Annotated List of Articles on Followership  for Government Workers

The following site,  written anonymously, is designed for government workers and recommends key articles on followership for those working in government positions. The recommendations are annotated and are supplemented by more annotated lists, in a sidebar, of books on leader-follower relations of interest to civil servants: GovLeaders.org<followership

 

 

Followers Invade 2008 SAE Congress in Detroit Michigan

During the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit, April 1-19, the concepts of Courageous Followers will be introduced to 35,000 automotive experts. Gene Dixon a long-time researcher in the leadership process, will provide a presentation outling practioners concepts related to nurturing courageous followers in an organziation. This presentation will be focused on generating understanding of the followe role in large complex organizations and small entrepreneurial initiatives. Dixon has been working with courageous followers for nearly ten years and is a contributor to the Art of Followership (Jossey-Bass).

 

AN INTERESTING BLOG DISCUSSES FOLLOWERSHIP

Simplicity at the Other Side of Complexity, a blog byPrasad Kurian, has an entry that discusses the different roles leaders often assume when they are in a position of followership.

 

 

 

TWO NEW BOOKS

 

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 disciplinesranging 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 at university level. 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.

 

 

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

 

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.

 

Chaleff, Ira "Bullies' Hidden Danger: End the Spiral of Cruelty Through Intervention of Bystanders,: End the Spiral of Cruelty Through Intervention of Bystanders,"Baltimore Sun. February 14, 2008

 

Kellerman, Barbara "What Every Leader Needs to Know About Followers," Harvard Business Review. December I, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

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