Why people follow the leader: the power of transference.

  title={Why people follow the leader: the power of transference.},
  author={Michael Maccoby},
  journal={Harvard business review},
  volume={82 9},
  pages={76-85, 136}
We all admire leaders. In trying to understand how leadership works, however, we often lose sight of the fact that followers are a crucial part of the equation. Regrettably, they get short shrift in the management literature, where they are described as merely responding to their leaders' charisma or caring attitudes. What most analyses seem to ignore is… CONTINUE READING