The Language of Followership

Kelley, Robert E.
March 2008
Conference Board Review;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p51
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's comments on the usage of the words, leader and follower, in reference to business. The author states that these two words bring to mind a common script in which the leader is in charge. According to him, followers are imagined as inferior beings in need of the leader's direction, motivation, and protection. He also says that language is important not only in terms of the words used but also in terms of the script that they suggest.


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