Contextualizing leaders' interpretations of proactive followership

  title={Contextualizing leaders' interpretations of proactive followership},
  author={Alex J. Benson and James Hardy and Mark A. Eys},
  journal={Journal of Organizational Behavior},
Summary Although proactive followership behavior is often viewed as instrumental to group success, leaders do not always respond favorably to the actions of overly eager followers. Guided by a constructivist perspective, we investigated how interpretations of followership differ across the settings in which acts of leadership and followership emerge. In thematically analyzing data from semi-structured interviews with leaders of high-performing teams, we depict how the construal of follower… Expand

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