Courageous Followership

Courageous Followership recognizes that to be effective at almost every level of an organization, individuals need to play both the leader and follower role adeptly.

Courageous Followership offers a new model for the follower role that provides dynamic support for leaders but does not hesitate to constructively speak truth to power. It also offers a model of Courageous Leadership that creates the conditions in which it is easier for followers to speak the truth as they see it and for leaders to give appropriate consideration to what they are being told. It offers a developmental path to true partnership between leaders and followers in the service of the organization’s mission.

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Courageous Followership offers a new model for the follower role that provides dynamic support for leaders but does not hesitate to constructively speak truth to power. It also offers a model of Courageous Leadership that creates the conditions in which it is easier for followers to speak the truth as they see it and for leaders to give appropriate consideration to what they are being told. It offers a developmental path to true partnership between leaders and followers in the service of the organization’s mission.

Any organization is a triad consisting of leaders and followers joined in a common purpose. The purpose is the atomic glue that binds us. It gives meaning to our activities.

Followers and leaders both orbit around the purpose; followers do not orbit around the leader.

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The International Leadership Association hosts a Followership Learning Community founded and developed by Ira Chaleff. It welcomes those with curiosity about followership and leader-follower relations who wish to explore these subjects through observation or study groups and by posting relevant news and events, research, shared projects, articles, bibliographies and syllabi, as well as links to various media.

The Followership Exchange is a wiki that serves as a virtual gathering place for the Followership Learning Community. It is open to all readers who drop by.

Those with a serious interest are welcome to subscribe as “writers” with the approval of Ira Chaleff or his assisting administrator, Elisabeth Higgins Null.

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