YOUR FUTURE
AND
FOLLOWERSHIP
05/10/2013
Myth #1
Why follow when
you can lead?
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
Middle managers
usually belong to
at least two hierarchies
at any given time
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
ande...
Facts #1
To be effective in the
smaller hierarchy,
we need to be
good leaders
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
and...
Facts #1
To be effective in the
greater hierarchy, we
need to be
good followers
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
a...
To be effective in our
role, we need to
exercise as much
followership as we
exercise leadership
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
C...
Myth #2
Followership
is the opposite of
Leadership
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anderson85alric@gmail.com
Followership
is the opposite of
Leadership
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
Followership is the
reciprocal social
process of Leadership
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail...
Which is necessary
to translate Visions
conceived inside the
organization
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anderso...
Into Results outside
the organization
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
into Results
Followership is the
reciprocal social
process of Leadership
which is necessary to
translate Visions
YOUR FUTU...
With the myths
busted, allow us
to…
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
The world’s opinion
on Followership
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
So if this is the truth…
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
And if this is yet another
truth…
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
You already know what I’m going to say…
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
All great leaders were great followers once
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
They were great
followers
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anderson85alric@gmail.com
They were great
followers
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
They were great
followers
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
They were great
followers
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
Let’s observe
their movement
on a grid…
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Shall we?
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anderson85alric@gmail.com
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
Johnny
Like everyone, our
Johnny starts here
bia@biajobs.net
ande...
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
Then he learns to be
kind, following his kind
mother
Johnny
bia@b...
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
He goes to school and
learns to be a good
student
Johnny
bia@biaj...
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
Because he‟s a good
student, he gets
selected for class leader
Jo...
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
After school, Johnny
works as a good
assistant
Johnny
bia@biajobs...
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
Then promoted to
supervisor and then to
manager
Johnny
bia@biajob...
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
Johnny helps realize his
organization visions and
missions
Johnny...
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
Due to his dedication
and hard work, he gets
promoted to CEO of t...
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
This is what his path
looks like
Johnny
Johnny Johnny Johnny
John...
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
Quiz: Which path is
natural: A or B?
V
V
A
B
bia@biajobs.net
ande...
Bollower
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Geader
Beader
Gollower
Answer : B. One moves
right before one moves
up.
V
bia@biajobs.ne...
One moves right
before one moves up
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Conclusion #3
VGL
GF
bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
Followership definedFollowership the capacity
to follow actively
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@...
Followership definedFollowership the capacity
to follow actively
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@...
To exercise
Followership
We need to first
exercise
self-management
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alri...
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Self-management
on the lesser
hierarchy
Prepares the knowledge worker for
Exercising
Followership...
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
“To be effective, the
knowledge worker has
to exercise relationship
responsibility…This is
the se...
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
VGL
GF
R
E
C
A
P
bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Exercise as much
followership as
leadership
Followership and
leadership need each
other
Right
bef...
Thanks for your time.
YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP
Will you…?
bia@biajobs.net
anderson85alric@gmail.com
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  1. 1. YOUR FUTURE AND FOLLOWERSHIP 05/10/2013
  2. 2. Myth #1 Why follow when you can lead? YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  3. 3. Middle managers usually belong to at least two hierarchies at any given time YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  4. 4. Facts #1 To be effective in the smaller hierarchy, we need to be good leaders YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  5. 5. Facts #1 To be effective in the greater hierarchy, we need to be good followers YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  6. 6. To be effective in our role, we need to exercise as much followership as we exercise leadership YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Conclusion #1 bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  7. 7. Myth #2 Followership is the opposite of Leadership YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  8. 8. Followership is the opposite of Leadership YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  9. 9. Followership is the reciprocal social process of Leadership YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  10. 10. Which is necessary to translate Visions conceived inside the organization YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  11. 11. Into Results outside the organization YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  12. 12. into Results Followership is the reciprocal social process of Leadership which is necessary to translate Visions YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Conclusion #2 bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  13. 13. With the myths busted, allow us to… YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  14. 14. The world’s opinion on Followership YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  15. 15. So if this is the truth… YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  16. 16. And if this is yet another truth… YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  17. 17. You already know what I’m going to say… YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  18. 18. All great leaders were great followers once YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  19. 19. They were great followers YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  20. 20. They were great followers YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  21. 21. They were great followers YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  22. 22. They were great followers YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  23. 23. Let’s observe their movement on a grid… YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Shall we? bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  24. 24. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower Johnny Like everyone, our Johnny starts here bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  25. 25. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower Then he learns to be kind, following his kind mother Johnny bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  26. 26. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower He goes to school and learns to be a good student Johnny bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  27. 27. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower Because he‟s a good student, he gets selected for class leader Johnny bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  28. 28. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower After school, Johnny works as a good assistant Johnny bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  29. 29. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower Then promoted to supervisor and then to manager Johnny bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  30. 30. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower Johnny helps realize his organization visions and missions Johnny bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  31. 31. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower Due to his dedication and hard work, he gets promoted to CEO of the company after 15 years of service Johnny bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  32. 32. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower This is what his path looks like Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  33. 33. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower Quiz: Which path is natural: A or B? V V A B bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  34. 34. Bollower YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Geader Beader Gollower Answer : B. One moves right before one moves up. V bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  35. 35. One moves right before one moves up YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Conclusion #3 VGL GF bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  36. 36. Followership definedFollowership the capacity to follow actively YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  37. 37. Followership definedFollowership the capacity to follow actively YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  38. 38. To exercise Followership We need to first exercise self-management YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  39. 39. YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Self-management on the lesser hierarchy Prepares the knowledge worker for Exercising Followership on the greater hierarchy bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  40. 40. YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP “To be effective, the knowledge worker has to exercise relationship responsibility…This is the secret of „Managing‟ the boss.” Peter F. Drucker Management Challenges of the 21st Century Conclusion #4 bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  41. 41. YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP VGL GF R E C A P bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  42. 42. YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Exercise as much followership as leadership Followership and leadership need each other Right before up Take relationship responsibility bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
  43. 43. Thanks for your time. YOUR FUTURE FOLLOWERSHIP Will you…? bia@biajobs.net anderson85alric@gmail.com
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