Coach & Educator
Assistant Professor, Bowie State University (USA)
The Followership Member Community is dedicated to the development of knowledge, competencies, and programs concerning the leader-follower relationship. We focus on research, collaboration, and dissemination of ideas and information.
We are a passionate group of academics and practitioners looking to engage in conversations for all things followership! Whether you’re completely new to this fascinating concept, or already have an interest, we’d love to hear from you and for you to join our community- please get in touch!
Priorities and Projects
- Infusing notions of followership into mainstream leadership discussions, research, and approaches
- Generating greater interest in followership studies within the ILA and other organizations
- Developing a network of scholars who want to focus on followership and leader-follower relationships
- Creating a practitioner network of consultants, coaches, and leaders who employ leader-follower practices
- Supporting scholars and practitioners seeking to learn more about followership and to engage with others in the field
- Fostering collaborations on followership practices, research, publications, and pedagogical approaches
- Developing our online space on ILA Intersections to encourage conversations, collaborations, and networking.
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Sample Followership Resources
With Abdurrahim Hocagil, Albena Ivanova, Petros Malakyan, and Violet E. Taylor (Moderator)
With Marc Hurwitz, Samantha Hurwitz, and Sharna Fabiano (Moderator)
With Wendy M. Edmonds, Marc Hurwitz, and Robin A. Roberts (Moderator)
In the middle of COP26, Keith Grint asks: “How do we mobilize the population to take responsibility for the planet when their personal contribution might appear to them to be materially irrelevant?” And, what does this have to do with notions about leadership, followership, and systemic change?
Are the terms leadership, leading, and leader simply too toxic to be useful anymore? ILA member Sharna Fabiano explores this provocative question in our latest blog.
The past 12 months have vividly demonstrated the crucial role followership plays in our communal life. Ira Chaleff explores the best and the worst of the past year.