Are you absolutely essential to your employer?
Would he agree?
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the
candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
– Edith Wharton
Leadership and Followership have always been inextricable linked because one cannot be effective or successful without the other.
You cannot be a Leader without simultaneously
being a Follower to someone.
We all have a Leader. Even the President of the US has a Leader: the American People. The self-employed, consultants, and entrepreneurs have a Leader (whoever pays them for their products and services). How are your results and behavior? Do you always do what your Leader really likes and avoid doing what he dislikes? If not, you’ll hear about it. Do you have good communications with your Leader? If not, why? If in doubt, ask!
Effective Leaders know that the influence they need can only be achieved through the proper and timely application of all 10 Core Competencies of Effective Leaders. The history of America is replete with examples of Leaders who were wise enough, smart enough, and driven enough to realize their shortcomings. This caused them to seek out and hire the best and the brightest Followers they could find to help them became more effective, successful, and rich.
What is Followership?
Followership is the ability to support your designated Leader
and to contribute to the accomplishment of his goals.
I believe that you can be an Effective Follower without ever being a Leader. In fact, that’s how many people prefer it. Most people are quite happy either being the #2 or #3 person in an organization or quietly serving as a member of a staff.
By making something absolutely clear, somebody will be confused.
However, to be a more Effective Follower, it helps to understand the roles, stresses, and responsibilities of a Leader. Many times you will need to be thinking one or two steps ahead of your Leader – to anticipate, to see around corners, to smell out unresolved issues before they become problems. That’s what gives Followers their value. This is why behind every Effective Leader you’ll find a team of dedicated, loyal, and committed Followers that ultimately determine the effectiveness and success of their Leader.
Over the past five decades, serving in the US Military (as a US Army Officer) and in Corporate America (as an Executive Coach), I have been privileged to work with some of America’s most exceptional men and women that were real game changers, self-starters, and effective Leaders.
To become absolutely essential to any organization, you must be perceived
as someone who can be counted on to consistently produce
excellent results and serve the team.
My effective Leaders all had one thing in common. Either they, or one of their trusted Followers, effectively influenced the actions of others by skillfully using the 10 Core Competencies of Effective Leadership (Followership, Delegating, Planning, Organizing, Communicating, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Awareness, Motivation, Character, and Credibility).
Since Followership are so critical to your success as a Leader, this is why we wrote this book.
YOUR GUIDE TO BETTER
Here you’ll learn:
Chapter 1: Basics of Followership
Chapter 2: The 25 Most Important Effective Follower Imperatives
Chapter 4: The Key to Your Success: Follow up
Chapter 5: Attending Your Leader’s Meetings
Chapter 6: What is Duty, Responsibility & Accountability
Chapter 7: What Are Your REDCAPS?
Chapter 8: What’s Your Plan?
Chapter 9: What Do You Think?
Chapter 10: Giving Status/Progress Reports
Chapter 11: Understanding Your Leader’s Message
Chapter 12: Accepting an Assignment
Chapter 13: Negotiating an Assignment
Chapter 14: Reasons Projects Fail
Chapter 15: Follower Duties After Accepting a Project
Chapter 16: Gaining Credibility With Your Leader
This is your chance to become a more effective Leader and Follower tomorrow than you are today by becoming a better Follower.
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