Courageous Follower Standing up to and for Our Leaders

ISBN-10: 1605092738
ISBN-13: 9781605092737
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Ira Chaleff
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Description: Chaleff describes how to partner with the boss in all types of work environments. The author explores the dynamics of the leader-follower relationship and shows how followers can benefit best from it for themselves.

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Chaleff describes how to partner with the boss in all types of work environments. The author explores the dynamics of the leader-follower relationship and shows how followers can benefit best from it for themselves.

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

Preface to Third Edition
Preface
Introduction
The Five Dimensions of Courageous Followership
The Dynamics Of The Leader-follower Relationship
The Common Purpose and Core Values
The Paradox of Followership
Who Does a Follower Serve?
Self-interest and Common Purpose
Loyalty of a Follower
Power in the Leader-Follower Relationship
Value of the Follower
Courage of the Follower
Balance through Relationship
Mature Relationships
Differences in Elevation
Finding Equal Footing with the Leader
When the Leader Isn't an Equal
Trust
Followers as Leaders
Working with Other Followers
The Courage To Assume Responsibility
Self-Assessment
Followership Style
Eliciting Feedback
Personal Growth
Self-Management
Taking Care of Ourselves
Passion
Initiative
Influencing the Culture
Breaking the Rules
Breaking the Mind-set
Improving Processes
Testing Your Ideas
The Courage To Serve
Conserving a Leader's Energy
Organizing Communication Processes
Acquiring Access
The Responsibilities of Gatekeeping
Buffering a Leader
Defending the Leader
Buffering Others from a Leader
Acting in the Leader's Name
Defining a Leader Publicly
Focusing the Creative Leader
Presenting Options
Knowing When You Don't Know
Avoiding Insularity
Encouraging Peer Relations
Managing Crises
When the Leader Is 111
Conflict between Leaders
Formal Checkups
Building Relationships with Leaders
The Courage To Challenge
Effective Leadership Behavior
Preparing a Leader for Feedback
Giving a Leader Feedback
Giving a Leader Input
Challenging Indirectly
Avoiding Knee-jerk Rejection
Overcoming Groupthink
The Duty to Obey
Challenging Abuse Early
Challenging the Use of Language
Arrogance
Leaders Who Scream
Personal Issues
Newly Elevated Leaders
Leaders Who Have Other Agendas
Leaders Who Won't Challenge Their Leaders
Challenge Yourself, Too
The Courage To Participate In Transformation
When Is Transformation Possible?
The Process of Personal Transformation
The Follower's Role
The Follower as Catalyst
Channeling the Leader's Frustration
Denial and Justification of Behavior
Dedication to Cause as Justification
Reactions to Confrontation
Identifying Transformation Resources
Using an Outside Facilitator
Creating a Supportive Environment
Modeling Change for a Leader
Modeling Empathy
Containing Abusive Behavior
Positive Reinforcement
Coping with Recurring Behavior
Realistic Expectations
Persistence
Validation
The Courage To Take Moral Action
Leaving
Difficulty of Separation
Financial Contingencies
Offering to Resign
Query and Appeal
The Duty to Disobey
Threatening to Resign
The Dilemma of the "Unreasonable" Leader
Values Review
Follower Self-Examination
The Decision to Withdraw Support
The Responsibility to Blow the Whistle
Protecting Yourself
When Leaders Must Be Opposed
Evil Behavior
If We Decide to Stay
The Courage To Speak To The Hierarchy
The Challenge of Many Hands
Doing the Homework
Framing the Issue to Command Attention
Educating the Hierarchy
Circumventing the Hierarchy
Speaking Up in Multilevel Meetings
Finding Formal Platforms of Influence
Using Informal Platforms of Influence
Influencing the Metrics That Influence Thought
Patience, Performance, and Persistence
The Courage To Listen To Followers
Do You Really Want Courageous Followers?
What Messages Are Number Twos Sending?
Appreciating and Accepting Support
Appreciating Constructive Challenge More
Inviting Creative Challenge
A Culture of Communication, Not Complaints
Creating Protected Communication Channels
Discernment: What Is the Right Action?
The Role of the Board
Responding to a Moral Stand
Growth as Both Leader and Follower
Epilogue
Meditation on Followership
Acknowledgments
Select Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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