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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!

Join Us on ILA Intersections

Navigate ILA Intersections, an exclusive online member resource. Connect with like-minded leaders, access members-only resources, ILA’s online member directory, and much more. 

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Member Community Leaders

ILA Member Community leaders serve as ILA’s trusted experts in the field of leadership

Eric Kaufman

Eric Kaufman


Professor, Virginia Tech

Leah Sciabarrasi

Leah Sciabarrasi


Associate Dean of Business, Excelsior University

Sharna Fabiano

Sharna Fabiano


Coach & Educator

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Priorities and Projects

Mainstreaming Followership Concepts

Infusing notions of followership into mainstream leadership discussions, research, and approaches

Grow Interests in Followership

Generating greater interest in followership studies within the ILA and other organizations

Network of Scholars

Developing a network of scholars focused on followership and leader-follower relationships, alongside a practitioner network of consultants, coaches, and leaders who employ such practices.


Supporting scholars and practitioners seeking to learn more about followership and to engage with others in the field

Foster Collaborations

Fostering collaborations on followership practices, research, publications, and pedagogical approaches

Online Community

Developing our online space on ILA Intersections to encourage conversations, collaborations, and networking.

Get Involved

The Global Followership Conference 

25 – 26 April 2024
Hosted by the University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland

Presenter & Attendee Opportunities

ILA’s member communities make up the foundation of ILA’s Global Conference topic focused streams.  Submit your session proposal and attend this premier conference.  

Engage in Vibrant Discussions

Navigate ILA Intersections, an exclusive online member resource. Engage in vibrant discussions with like-minded leaders, access members-only resources and ILA’s online member directory.


Our activities and programs are organized by our dedicated team of member volunteers. If you would like to deepen your engagement, please email us about volunteer opportunities at


The ILA offers a wide variety of leadership resources to help you elevate your leadership research and practice.

Arms upraised toward a charismatic leader in a shadowy auditorium.

Overcoming an Addiction to Leadership­­­

Lucie Hartley and ILA Fellow Richard Bolden explore the consequences of an addiction to leadership. Drawing on examples from drug and alcohol services, they illustrate how recovery techniques may help overcome a dependence on heroic and narcissistic leaders and foster more inclusive and compassionate forms of leadership practice.

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