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Power of Followership, The Hardcover – March 16, 1992
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Kelley examines and analyzes the types of followers, their characteristics and identifies methods to motivate them based on their objectives and priorities.
It also includes a test to identify your own followership traits. Very insightful. Should be part of every management training and employee development program.
While Kelley's model of followership types has often been duplicated in other books and articles, his most important contribution to me was detailing the 7 paths to followership: why people choose to engage in subordinate roles. From self-expression to self-transformation, and from personal goals to relationship, this paradigm is really useful for debunking the common myth that everyone is (and/or should be) aspiring to leadership and that followership is merely a training ground (or worse, a purgatory) before that reward can be obtained. Sadly, this truth seems to have been surprisingly overlooked in more recent books on followership.
This book is very readable, without getting bogged down in lots of statistics or extended case studies, and yet including enough of each to make relevant points. For anyone interested in followership, it is absolutely worth tracking down a copy of this foundational book.
You can see my Listmania! list on "Followership Resources" for other recommended works.
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The Power of Followership shares some great perspective for 99% of us in most situations are not leaders. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jefffrey A. Redmon
Followership is supposed to be a new field of study and Robert E. Kelley is supposed to be credited with establishing it as far as Wikipedia goes. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Johnny