Monday, June 09, 2008

Subordinates vs Superiors

Manage Mentor
Barbara Kellerman

Real power is with the followers

Most leaders may not be happy to know that the real power is with the followers, or ‘unleaders,’ as a new book from Harvard Business Press declares.
“To fixate on leadership at the expense of followership is to whistle against the wind,” writes Barbara Kellerman in Followership. Subordinates with less power, authorit y, and influence than their superiors are coming into their own, more consistently and insistently than ever before, and the evidence is everywhere around us, she observes.


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