Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

Leadership and Followership

11 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2015  

Robert H. Jerry, II

University of Missouri Law School

Abstract

Leadership characteristics and behaviors are crucial to effective leadership, but so are institutions that are willing and able to be led. Effective leadership can inspire and motivate followership, but there are characteristics and behaviors that followers should embrace and implement in order to make their leaders more effective. These characteristics and behaviors have commonalities with those that effective leaders must possess, but followers also must be willing and able to be inspired and be led. “Followership” can be framed in the concept of “team,” which itself consists of communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring, and pride. The essay draws upon Mike Krzyzewski (with Donald Phillips), Leading with the Heart: Coach K’s Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business and Life (2000), for insights into the meaning of “team.”

Keywords: Leadership; followership; management; administration; higher education; business; organizations; change; polarization; fragmentation; team; teamwork

Suggested Citation

Jerry, II, Robert H., Leadership and Followership. 44 University of Toledo Law Review 345 (2013); University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2689243

Robert H. Jerry (Contact Author)

University of Missouri Law School ( email )

Paper statistics

Downloads
128
Rank
188,616
Abstract Views
554