Art of Followership How Great Followers Create Great Leaders and Organizations

ISBN-10: 0787996653
ISBN-13: 9780787996659
Edition: 2008
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List price: $70.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

"The Art of Followership" puts dynamic leader-follower interaction at the forefront of discussion. It examines the multiple roles followers play and their often complex relationship to leaders. With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners from the burgeoning field of leadership/followership studies, this groundbreaking book outlines how followers contribute to effective leadership and to organizations overall. Drawing from various disciplinesfrom philosophy, to psychology and management, to educationthe book defines followership and its myriad meanings. "The Art of Followership" explores the practice and research that promote positive followership and reveals the part that followers play in setting the standards and formulating the culture and policies of the group. The contributors include new models of followership and explore fresh perspectives on the contributions that followers make to groups, organizations, societies, and leaders. The book also explores the most current research on followership and includes insights and perspectives on the future of leader-follower relationships.

Ira Chaleff is the founder and president of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates and chairman of the Congressional Management Foundation in Washington, DC. He was cited in the Harvard Business Review as one of the three pioneers in the field of followership studies. He is the founder of the Followership Learning Community at the International Leadership Association and is serving as the community's president. Chaleff has been named one of the Top 100 "Best Minds on Leadership" by Leadership Excellence magazine. Author Residence: Washington, DC

James MacGregor Burns was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on August 3, 1918. After graduating from Williams College, he went to Washington and worked as a congressional aide. During World War II, he served as an Army combat historian in the Pacific and received a Bronze Star. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He did postdoctoral work at the London School of Economics. He taught at Williams College. His first book, Congress on Trial: The Legislative Process and the Administrative State, was published in 1949. After his second book, Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox, he ran for Congress in 1958 and lost. During the campaign he became acquainted with John F. Kennedy and received unrestricted access to Kennedy, his staff and his records. This resulted in the book John Kennedy: A Political Profile. His other works included The Deadlock of Democracy, The Power to Lead: The Crisis of the American Presidency, and Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World. Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom won the Pulitzer Prize, the Parkman Prize, and the National Book Award. The first volume of The American Experiment also received a Pulitzer Prize. He died on July 15, 2014 at the age of 95.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
Introduction
Defining and Redefining Followership
Rethinking Followership
Leadership: A Partnership in Reciprocal Following
Three Perspectives on Followership
A New Leadership-Followership Paradigm
Followership: An Outmoded Concept
Effective Followership
Creating New Ways of Following
Rethinking Leadership and Followership: A Student's Perspective
The Hero's Journey to Effective Followership and Leadership: A Practitioner's Focus
Courageous Followers, Servant-Leaders, and Organizational Transformations
Followership in a Professional Services Firm
Developing Great Leaders, One Follower at a Time
Getting Together
The Pitfalls and Challenges of Followership
Following Toxic Leaders: In Search of Posthumous Praise
What Can Milgram's Obedience Experiments Contribute to Our Understanding of Followership?
What Kind of Leader Do People Want to Follow?
Bystanders to Children's Bullying: The Importance of Leadership by "Innocent Bystanders"
Whistleblowing as Responsible Followership
Followers and Leaders: Research, Practice, and the Future
Followers' Cognitive and Affective Structures and Leadership Processes
Social Identity Processes and the Empowerment of Followers
Lead, Follow, and Get out of the Way: Involving Employees in the Visioning Process
Effective Followership for Creativity and Innovation: A Range of Colors and Dimensions
Conformist, Resistant, and Disguised Selves: A Post-Structuralist Approach to Identity and Workplace Followership
The Rise of Authentic Followership
Notes
Index

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