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LEADERSLIP
The Rise of the Follower
And the Demise of the Leader
Geoff McDonald @BookRapper BookRapper.com
The Book




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The Book
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Barbara Kellerman

The Author
Leaders   Followers
           Demise       Rise

The BIG Idea
From Few...

Speed RAP
...to Many

Speed RAP
Stop. Look. Reflect.

Your Challenge
The Elephant in the room...



Book Rapper Says...
The Leadership Context




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The Family

Family Leadership reflects changes elsewhere
Industrial Paradigm

Based upon a hierarchy of command and control
Communities

Ordinary people making group decisions
The Levelling of Leadership

Leaders less influential, Followers more so
A History of Leadership




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Leadership over time
A Visual Guide to the History of Leadership
Gods and Goddess
Removed from ordinary people
Down to Earth
Great men of virtue who can save us from ourselves
Individual Rights
Limits on rule and the right to life for followers
Social Contract
If the leader does not serve us, we’ll recall them
Revolution
The common man can overthrow the ruling class
Industrial Leadership
Commanders decide what shall be done and how
People Power
Uniting ordinary people to create change
The Leader’s Demise
Falling repect and record low approval ratings
Social Media & the Internet
Everyone with a voice, instantly connected and united
Notice the Trend!
The demise of the Leader, the rise of the Follower
The Social Contract




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                                      The Double Helix

     The basis of us and our collective society
Relationship

Change leadership, change followership
Have To                 Want To


The only two reasons we would follow
Information Rules

Wikileaks demands transparency
Politics             Church Business

Exposed by information
Technology Disrupts Control




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Revolution

When leaders don’t deliver...
Transparency

We can see all the foibles of our leaders
And You!

We’re not wearing any clothes either!
The Arab Spring

The young overtaking the old
The US Experience




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US Politics

The struggle to make things happen
Social Media President

Outsiders triumph over insiders
Tea Party

No clear leader
A specific attack on leadership
1% earn 25%

The inspiration for Occupy Wall Street
The Follower’s Challenge

How will you respond to your leader?
The World Experience




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Russia and China
Progress - no longer lead by the great man
North Korea
The only remaining totalitarian regime?
Japan
Normally stable becomes vulnerable
Indonesia
The rise of Facebook - expect further change!
India
People power and the courts overcome bureaucracy
Pakistan
Transition from military coup
Arab Spring
Years of repression overturned in weeks by the young
Europe
Protests in the streets
BRIC
More than one super power
Others
More change to come?
The Leadership Industry




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Leader as Star

Courses continue to focus on creating the ‘great man’
The Leadership Obsession

Leader at the centre of action
Money How

The leadership dollars are spent on learning how
Research?

Little research is validated in the workplace
Self-satisfied?

A disconnect between what works and why
Bad Leadership

The black sheep of the leadership family?
Context is weak




What are the current conditions we’re working in?
More...




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Buy the Book!
The End of Leadership
Stop. Look. Reflect.

What is leadership for you?
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