Resolving the leadership puzzle – followership
Followership is a process where an individual accepts the influence of another to accomplish a common goal. There are many typologies of followership including the following: Zaleznik Typology, Kelly Typology, Chaleff Typology, Kellerman Typology, and others. Select two typologies to contrast and compare. Include follower dimensions of importance, as well as the impact to leaders. Which typology do you think is, or will be, most useful in your current work or future work environment, and why?
Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (including supporting citations) along with at least one current, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article. You may find that your discussion of leadership characteristics is easily supported with such current scholarly research while the information about how your chosen leader exhibits those leadership characteristics is supported by popular research.
conducting an advanced search specific to scholarly references. Current research means published in the last five years.
To be an effective leader, one must learn to be an effective follower first (Daft, 2018). It is important to explore the concept of effective following. To do so, one must question what followers need from leaders. In this module, we will examine the concept of followership. We will also look at the psychodynamic approach to leadership and the roles of leaders and managers.
This module features a Discussion Question concerning the nature of a leader and whether being a good leader is genetic or learned. As you respond, remember to embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (all of which require supporting citations), along with at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article.
- Analyze the psychodynamic approach to leadership.
- Evaluate the roles of leadership and management.