Courageous Followers

Chaleff, Ira
April 2011
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Apr2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p19
The article discusses factors that influence the decision of senior executives and other employees to stand up to or stand up for their leaders. Standing when the leader enters the room is described as a reminder of giving formal deference to the leader and giving respectful divergence. The importance of training employees to be strong followers capable of both supporting their leaders and standing up to them when necessary is addressed. The advantages of risking one's job by standing up to a leader who abuses power is also discussed.


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