First Reactions to A Celebration of Followership
Let me share with you the first reactions to my latest book A Celebration of Followership.
This book is very important as a history of the study of followership and as a fascinating record of Ira’s own significant followership journey. However, to me, it is even more important as an invaluable resource for those who want to make their own exploration into the field of followership. It is one of the best research sources I have ever come across. It is especially an outstanding resource for anyone who is interested in writing a thesis on followership or in doing some other serious research into the field, but is unsure of just what facet of followership they want to explore. One way to use the book is to browse through areas of particular interest to you and read the different types of documents. I will be surprised if you do not come up with a new and rewarding way to look at followership by doing this. This is what I have done, and have personally been excited to find a couple of new areas I am already exploring.
Alain de Sales, Ph.D. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Liveris Academy of Leadership and Innovation at the University of Queensland. Alain completed his PhD, examining how courageous followers successfully and unsuccessfully stand up to destructive leadership.
Julia Zarina. Not being an academic, it is a great honor for me to be part of an incredible community that includes researchers doing great work in understanding and explaining the role and importance of followership for organizational and team success.
Dr. Lewis Steinhoff (Director, Nuclear Weapon Acquisition Professional Certification Program at NNSA / Adjunct Professor at San Diego Christian College). I have used Ira’s research in courses I have taught at the USAF Air War College and the US Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.