The Art of Followership
IN THIS SUMMARY
Little by little, scholars and business practitioners have begun to recognize the significance of followers in organizations. Inspired by a groundbreaking conference held in 2006 called “Rethinking Followership,” The Art of Followership editors Ronald E. Riggio, Ira Chaleff, and Jean Lipman-Blumen have assembled a group of essays that explore followership as a role, relationship, and process. The authors featured in The Art of Followership attempt to redefine followership, describe effective followership, highlight the challenges associated with being a follower, and identify future areas of research needed on both leaders and followers.