Courageous Followership in the Military
Article by Lt. Col. Karri Roman, 375th Health Care Operations Squadron commander / Published July 12, 2021 @ Scott Airforce Base website.
The Airman is a courageous follower who takes risk. They ask questions and challenge the status quo; after all, a supervisor’s response such as “because that’s the way we’ve always done it” is rarely accepted. The courageous follower will understand their own values and convictions enough to discuss conflicts with the supervisor. The courageous follower will understand there are still consequences to their words and actions. The courageous follower will openly invite the supervisor to know them on a personal level.