Why are these behaviors often considered to be a threat?

“Followership” is a new chapter in the current edition of Northouse’s Leadership | Theory & Practice. It is consistent with the idea that we are all followers (or “constituents”) in certain relationships, just as we all lead in some relationships.

Gandhi was an exceptional leader who responded to millions of fellow citizens as a follower; it gained him a deep understanding of what people wanted and what people would work for.

“There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.”  (Mahatma Gandhi)

We are leaders and followers, too.

When we are in the follower role and we disagree with others who are in leading roles, it can be uncomfortable and sometimes risky.

Please watch the short video, and consider this week’s reading, and consider the following prompt:

When the leader’s desires and the organization’s goals are not aligned, what can followers do to promote organizational goals and challenge the leader without threatening him/her?


What are common challenging behaviors that are ineffective? Why are these behaviors often considered to be a threat?

See Chapter 12, and the section on “New Perspectives on Followership” for ideas, and consider your own experiences about how effective followers can disagree with leaders in order to develop more organizational alignment.

organizational alignment: when thinking and feeling and action is consistent and directed toward shared organizational goals

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YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06o6E131on4