Based on your analysis of the Qualities of Leaders from Week 1 this week’s readings, as well as your own experience and observations, post in the Week 2 Discussion Forum the following:
- Your analysis of how followers can influence the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of leaders Hint: Your analysis should consider how the “followers” empower or enable the leader’s behaviors (for good or bad).
- Your analysis of how followers can effectively work with a leader with a style that is not consistent with what they desire or a leader they do not admire, which is the more difficult scenario!
- Your recommendations for how leaders can better empower and support followers to ensure that they can meet goals.
Cox, R. W., III, Plagens, G. K., & Sylla, K. (2010). The leadership-followership dynamic: Making the choice to follow. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5(8), 37–51.
Johnson, B. (2011, September). Good followership. Training Journal, 32–36.
Kelley, R. E. (1988). In praise of followers. Harvard Business Review, 66(6), 142–148.
Lipman-Blumen, J. (2005). The allure of toxic leaders: Why followers rarely escape their clutches. Ivey Business Journal, 69(3), 1–8.