His handbook shows that a courageous follower can be an enormous asset to a leader, and he pinpoints five dimensions in which that courage can be demonstrated: assuming responsibility, serving, challenging, participating in transformation and, given the worst-case scenario, leaving. The book should be of value for those working in businesses where "committeemanship," or team playing, is now the rule in executive ranks. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.
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THE COURAGEOUS FOLLOWER: Standing Up to and for Our Leaders
View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title The Courageous Follower provides a model of followership that strips away the passive connotations of the role and presents a dynamic alternative for contributing to an organization's pursuit of its mission.
From Publishers Weekly : Business consultant Chaleff points out that most of us at different times are both leaders and followers. The Harvard Business Review called Chaleff a pioneer in the emerging field of followership--this new edition shares his latest thinking on an increasingly vital topic.
The updated third edition includes a new chapter, "The Courage to Speak to the Hierarchy. But today, followers can be handed questionable policies and orders that come from many levels above them--even from the other side of the world. Chaleff explores how they can respond effectively, particularly using the power now available through advances in communications technology.
The courageous follower :standing up to & for our leaders /Ira Chaleff. – National Library
Everyone is a follower at least some of the time. Chaleff strips away the passive connotations of that role and provides tools to help followers effectively partner with leaders.
He provides rich guidance to leaders and boards on fostering a climate that encourages courageous followership. The results include increased support for leaders, reduced cynicism and organizations saved from serious missteps.