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Followership Presentation

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Kayla McGill

on 12 June 2013

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Creating New Ways
of Following Chapter 6 Developing Great Leaders,
One Follower at a Time Class Activity Good and Bad
Followership Rethinking Leadership
and Followership:
A Student Perspective Chapter 7 Courageous Followers,
and Organizational Transformations Chapter 9 Getting Together Chapter 12 A Christian and Scholarly Perspective Good Leadership Begins with Good
Followership: Chapter 11 1.When are employees followers, and when are they leaders?
2.Can people occupy the space of both realities simultaneously, or do they exist in only one role at a time?
3.What kinds of followers are out there, and are these types measurable? Can we classify styles of followership? Followership is not a part of leadership-
Leadership is a part of followership Expectations of Student Participation: 1. Thorough preparation for class discussion and exercises
2. Courage to answer honestly even if you know others disagree
3. Contribute positively to classroom atmosphere: Enthusiasm
good humor
helping others in and out of class Courageous followership provides a window through which we can see a new organization, one in which leaders and employees create and sustain a culture of accountability and commitment because leaders know they cannot achieve these goals alone. Styles of Followership * Creating a new culture/vision of Followership
* Leaders and followers serve a common purpose
* Neither one can exist without the other
* "If no one is following, then no one is leading" (p.72) High Support High
Challenge Low Support Low
Challenge Implementer Partner Resource Individualist * Risk, Courage, and Fear
* Skill
* Courage to take a Moral Action * True success is moving others towards true partnership with leaders
* "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." (Quoted by Rev. Paul Beedle p86) 1. Leaders exist only with followers.
2. Followers do the work.
3. Followers provide feedback.
4. Management research does not appreciate followers. Inalienable truths of leadership: Paradoxes of followers: 1. Implements leader’s ideas
2. Is a group member
3. Remains fully responsible for his or her actions 1. Assume Responsibility
2. Serve
3. Challenge
4. Participate in Transformation
5. Take moral action Foundations of Commitment Liking/Similarity
Ability to view others as allies
Conjoint efforts toward common goals
Ability to "see" own success
Belief that individuals actions make a difference Combining courageous followership with servnt leadership creates a workplace dynamic to foster and sustain imaginative cultures of excellence and accountability while attending to the authentic need for dignity and respect so critical in today's workplace. (p. 125)
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