Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries

  title={Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries},
  author={Rob Koonce},
The theme of Followership in Action: Cases and Commentaries revolves around the question of inclusion in leadership studies. As recognized in Mary Parker Follett’s inspiring work from 1925 on constructive conflict, the question should not be one of who is right, nor what is right, when it comes to resolving interpretational differences in leadership studies, but one of how can we work together to arrive at plus values that lead us to more worthy considerations (Graham, 2003, pp. 67-87… Expand
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Followership under the spotlight: implications for followership development
Purpose The leadership industry has experienced an unprecedented growth in popularity, and business management effectiveness has become synonymous with leaders’ roles. However, in thisExpand
We need great “followers”, not just great leaders: a brief questionnaire for followership development
Purpose Business schools, executive training programs, and best-selling books all recognize the importance of leadership, while followership has received limited attention in managementExpand
Followership: A Classroom Exercise to Introduce the Concept
Followership is valuable for personal and organizational success, whether success is measured by satisfaction with work, improved team relationships, obtaining promotions, or quality and quantity ofExpand
Servant Leadership: A New Paradigm
The chapter provides a unique opportunity to discuss servant leadership as a style fit for the corporate organization. The chapter increases the knowledge regarding leadership and helps positionExpand
Integrating Followership Into Leadership Programs.
In this chapter, the authors draw on 15 years of experience supporting, modifying, and delivering followership training within leadership programs to provide the unique planning and design elements required to include followership into leadership programs, along with samples of course design and practical classroom activities. Expand
Followership Education for Postsecondary Students.
This chapter highlights followership courses and programs at institutions that offer them, and explores the delivery of current practices, with suggestions for increasing efficacy. Expand
Nurturing Authentic Leadership for Teacher Leaders: The Challenges Ahead
Abstract The authors challenge educators to engage with and for others to build communities that are relevant and meaningful.


Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders
This groundbreaking volume provides the first sweeping view of followers in relation to their leaders, deliberately departing from the leader-centric approach that dominates our thinking aboutExpand
Followership theory: A review and research agenda ☆
Abstract While theory and research on leaders and leadership abound, followers and followership theory have been given short shrift. It is accepted wisdom that there is no leadership withoutExpand
The art of followership: How great followers create great leaders and organizations.
Foreword by James MacGregor Burns. Acknowledgments. About the Contributors. Introduction. Warren Bennis. PART ONE: DEFINING AND REDEFINING FOLLOWERSHIP. 1. Rethinking Followership (Robert E. Kelley).Expand
Followership in Leadership Studies: A Case of Leader–Follower Trade Approach
The current article acknowledges the absence of followership from the leadership literature for many years. Major theories of leadership are reviewed to assert that (1) modern leadership studies haveExpand
Exploring social constructions of followership: A qualitative study
This study adopts a qualitative approach to deconstruct the meaning of followership. Interviews were conducted with employees in various industries to examine how individuals socially construct theirExpand
Followership, leadership and social influence
Abstract Traditional research in leadership has largely relegated followers to the role of passive recipients or, at best, moderators of leader influence and behaviors. However, recent work in theExpand
The romance of the follower: part 1
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to provide a compelling argument that followership has significant practical value in enhancing career and organizational value; and, second, toExpand
The romance of the follower: part 2
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to progress beyond Part 1, in which the research on followership was surveyed, showing it has significant practical importance in enhancing career andExpand
The X-factor: On the relevance of implicit leadership and followership theories for leader–member exchange agreement
Although leader–member exchange (LMX) research shows that leaders engage in different kinds of relationships with different followers, it remains somewhat of an enigma why one and the sameExpand
The romance of the follower: part 3
Purpose – In the first two papers, the authors provided an overview of the research on followship and then presented a new model that extends understanding of it. This paper illustrates how theExpand