Comparing followership with servant leadership by g david rath, phd comparing followership with leadership 2 introduction plato, aristotle, lao zi and confucius all discussed the nature of leadership and how one becomes a leader. The study of followership is important for several reasons: without followers there are no leaders the nature of the leader-follower relationship involves reciprocity, the mutual exchange of influence qualities of effective leaders are also desirable for effective followers. Followership ots current military topics followership is just as important to air force officers as leadership and management. Thanks to followership, we can finally appreciate the ways in which those with relatively fewer sources of power, authority, and influence are consequential moreover, they are getting bolder. The art of followership is a collection of essays that puts dynamic leader-follower interaction at the forefront of discussion it examines the multiple roles followers play and their often complex relationship to leaders with contributions from leading scholars and practitioners from the burgeoning field of leadership/followership studies.
Sharing our beliefs when we all believe that a purpose serves us, we all look for ways to serve itinclusion in a compelling reason-to-grow is the foundation of social growth called followership how can i learn, lead and follow here. Good, skilled followers are able to nurture good leadership, by invisibly helping keep a novice leader upright and on trackit's a lost art in our narcissistic times there is a conundrum in. Followership is the actions of someone in a subordinate role it can also be considered as a specific set of skills that complement leadership, a role within a hierarchical organization, a social construct that is integral to the leadership process,.
Once a year, gap intelligence hosts gapcon, a conference that celebrates our work, our people, and our wonderfully unique culture though attendance is limited only to our employees and friends of. The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight we have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along. Perspectives on integrating leadership and followership wendelin küpers university in hagen, germany the paper proposes a framework for the integration of leadership and followership an integral orientation considers that leadership is constitutively linked with followership and vice versa facing the.
The concept of followership is popular in certain quarters today others refuse to call employees followers, feeling that such a label is disengaging. Military review septemer-ctoer 65 the importance of teaching followership in professional military education lt col paul berg, us army lt col paul berg, us army, is an assistant professor in the department of command and leadership at the us. Followership is the art of working with others in a supportive yet fulfilling way followership is the relationship that completes leadership.
When we think about leadership, we tend to focus almost entirely on the leader yet without followers, there is no leader leadership is participatory: leaders and followers exist in a mutually beneficial relationship where each adds to the effectiveness of the other. Followership is a relational role in which followers have the ability to influence leaders and contribute to the improvement and attainment of group and organisational objectives (carsten et al, quoted in crossman and crossman, 2011. Doug williamson - president & ceo of the beacon group speaks to business students about leadership and management at wilfred laurier university school of.
In between, moving from passive followership to capital-l leadership, a person passes through active followership and small-l leadership most people spend their life moving back and forth between these latter two active followers and small-l leaders contribute a great deal to those occasions when everyone just pitches in and gets it done. “followership is a discipline of supporting leaders and helping them to lead well it is not submission, but the wise and good care of leaders, done out of a sense of gratitude for their willingness to take on the responsibilities of leadership, and a sense of hope and faith in their abilities and potential.
The study on followership has intrigued researchers as it represents the ‘say’ of the group in accomplishing task and team's objectives, understanding followers' behavior is fundamental. In followership, tom atchison argues that the blame lies with the nation’s healthcare executives who have failed to create organizational cultures that reward compassion and understand the differences between employees drawing upon his 30 years of experience. Effective followership is achieved by people who practice active and careful listening active listening is practiced by people who distill what is said into “buckets” these buckets usually represent points made by the speaker if not points, then topics or tasks or deliverables.