The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Create Great Leaders and Organizations / Edition 1

The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Create Great Leaders and Organizations / Edition 1

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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 disciplines'from philosophy, to psychology and management, to education the 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787996659
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series , #146
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

The Editors

RONALD E. RIGGIO is director of the Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. He is coeditor of The Practice of Leadership and Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations, both from Jossey-Bass, and coauthor of Transformational Leadership, from Erlbaum.

IRA CHALEFF is president of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates, adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, and the author of The Courageous Follower: Standing Up to and for Our Leaders, from Berrett-Koehler.

JEAN LIPMAN-BLUMEN is Thorton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and professor of organizational behavior at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, and author, The Allure of Toxic Leadership and Connective Leadership.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
James MacGregor Burns

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Contributors xv

Introduction xxiii
Warren Bennis

PART ONE  Defining and Redefining Followership

ONE  Rethinking Followership 5
Robert E. Kelley

TWO  Leadership: A Partnership in Reciprocal Following 17
James Maroosis

THREE  Three Perspectives on Followership 25
Jon P. Howell and María J. Méndez

FOUR  A New Leadership-Followership Paradigm 41
Ernest L. Stech

FIVE  Followership: An Outmoded Concept 53
Joseph Rost

PART TWO  Effective Followership

SIX  Creating New Ways of Following 67
Ira Chaleff

SEVEN  Rethinking Leadership and Followership: A Student's Perspective 89
Krista Kleiner

EIGHT  The Hero’s Journey to Effective Followership and Leadership: A Practitioner’s Focus 95
Gail S. Williams

NINE  Courageous Followers, Servant-Leaders, and Organizational Transformations 109
Linda Hopper

TEN  Followership in a Professional Services Firm 127
Brent Uken

ELEVEN  Developing Great Leaders, One Follower at a Time 137
Rodger Adair

TWELVE  Getting Together 155
Gene Dixon

PART THREE  The Pitfalls and Challenges of Followership

THIRTEEN  Following Toxic Leaders: In Search of Posthumous Praise 181
Jean Lipman-Blumen

FOURTEEN  What Can Milgram’s Obedience Experiments Contribute to Our Understanding of Followership? 195
Thomas Blass

FIFTEEN  What Kind of Leader Do People Want to Follow? 209
Michael Maccoby

SIXTEEN  Bystanders to Children’s Bullying: The Importance of Leadership by “Innocent Bystanders” 219
Lorna S. Blumen

SEVENTEEN  Whistleblowing as Responsible Followership 237
C. Fred Alford

PART FOUR  Followers and Leaders: Research, Practice, and the Future

EIGHTEEN  Followers’ Cognitive and Affective Structures and Leadership Processes 255
Robert G. Lord

NINETEEN  Social Identity Processes and the Empowerment of Followers 267
Michael A. Hogg

TWENTY  Lead, Follow, and Get out of the Way: Involving Employees in the Visioning Process 277
Melissa K. Carsten and Michelle C. Bligh

TWENTY-ONE  Effective Followership for Creativity and Innovation: A Range of Colors and Dimensions 291
Kimberly S. Jaussi, Andy Stefanovich, and Patricia G. Devlin

TWENTY-TWO  Conformist, Resistant, and Disguised Selves: A Post-Structuralist Approach to Identity and Workplace Followership 309
David Collinson

TWENTY-THREE  The Rise of Authentic Followership 325
Bruce J. Avolio and Rebecca J. Reichard

Notes 338

Index 377

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