Courageous and Responsible Followers

Thoughtful article on followership by Colette Hoption, faculty fellow at the Center for Business Ethics and an Associate Professor of Managment, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University.

The latest Followership book is out!

Foreword by Ira Chaleff This is a book that could not have been written even a few years ago. The knowledge it contains —how to effectively teach followership— had not been developed until very...


In a world where the sand is continuously shifting underfoot, courage is a lifeboat. Yes, we need lifeboats even on land in these times of rapid transition, uncertainty, and abuse of power. Sharna Fabiano,...

Why Followership Coaching?

My fellow authors and remarkable Followership trainers, Marc and Samantha Hurwitz of Toronto, Canada, recently included the following in their newsletter: A few weeks back, Marc and I were in Orlando, Florida at...

“Would people choose to follow me?”

Ira Chaleff discusses a column by Sally Jenkins, sports columnist for the Washington Post, about how the Denver Broncos are inspired by the leadership of quarterback Tim Tebow. He compares this to the resistance of teams in D.C. and Maryland to the leadership of their coaches, who are often quite abusive. Chaleff uses this example to demonstrate the power of followership to give support to good leaders and to withdraw it from bad leaders.