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In Defense of Leadership (and Followership)

International Leadership Association blog post by Sharna Fabiano: “Though tainted as they are with cultural stereotypes, lead and follow are some of the best terms we have to describe what we do when we come together, speak and listen, decide and carry out, and otherwise coordinate around a common goal.”


Courageous Followership in the Military

Make the Time: Think, Connect, & Care – Article by Lt. Col. Karri Roman, 375th Health Care Operations Squadron commander / Published July 12, 2021 @ Scott Airforce Base website. “… The Airman is a courageous follower who takes risk. They ask questions and challenge the status quo; after all, a supervisor’s response such as “because that’s the way we’ve always done it” is rarely accepted…”


First reactions to A Celebration of Followership

First reactions to A Celebration of Followership Let me share with you the first reactions to my latest book A Celebration of Followership. Book review at Lulu bookstore by Bruce Pascoe, experienced instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training & coaching industry. This book is very […]


Intelligent Disobedience in Myanmar

The acts by members of the Myanmar diplomatic community, and other Myanmar professionals and citizens who are refusing to support a military coup, are examples of the bravery and integrity required of courageous followers as they practice intelligent disobedience and, when required, civil disobedience.


Stand up to abuse of authority

Article by Ira Chaleff published by The Washington Post on April 7, 20021. Bystanders to Derek Chauvin’s brutality on George Floyd did not act passively, yet their doing the right thing in vocally intervening did not prevent the tragedy


The latest Followership book is out!

The latest Followership book is out! Foreword by Ira Chaleff This is a book that could not have been written even a few years ago. The knowledge it contains—how to effectively teach followership—had not been developed until very recently… It turns out there are multiple barriers to teaching followership including […]


Connect, Collaborate, & Create

I am delighted to share this unique podcast on leading and following, created by my two immensely talented friends, Scott Allen and Sharna Fabiano. I learn more about the follower-leader relationship from Sharna than from anyone else working in this space.


Dismissed for an act of Intelligent Disobedience

A naval captain is fully responsible for his or her ship. Captain Brett Crozier understood that responsibility and acted with Intelligent Disobedience when his chain of command was dangerously slow to respond to reports of the spreading contagion on his ship.