Mark Van Vugt

“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.