Forum & Collaboration

This is the space for our community to interact and share ideas. Feel free to start discussions or contribute to them. The main rule that we have is that we should always respectfully acknowledge the previous post and address that comment even if we take the followership discussion in other directions.

The Courage to Support (Janice Shack-Marquez)

In this webinar, our presenter Janice Shack-Marquez shares her insights around The Courage to Support, how to exercise power and influence from the followership role – in particular from the #2 position, and how self-advocacy can co-exist harmoniously alongside supportive followership.

Courageous Followership in Crisis (Wajeeha Ghias)

The Webinar provided an insight to celebrate Courageous Followership in context of Ernest Shackleton Antarctic Expedition (1914). This webinar session was designed to analyze “Shackleton Series” from Courageous followership Lens (Inspired by Training Session...

Followership in Professional Development Training (Brian Rook)

An insider’s view of the followership curricula and programming developed by Brian Rook while working in the healthcare sector, and which he now teaches “to wild success” in other types of organizations. He’ll also share a method of coaching followership that he’s currently exploring within mentoring relationships.

The Importance of Being a Follower (Barbara Kellerman)

In this presentation, Barbara Kellerman addresses how it behoves those of us persuaded that followers matter to take a broad approach. This means that in addition to teaching how to follow wisely and well, addressing followership as a subject of study, in and of itself.

One Year Celebration and Planning for Next Year

After launching the community in July 2020, we look back on the year that was and the year to come. Hosted by Alain de Sales and Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha, this webinar includes a celebration of our moments together through forming the community in lockdown and a high-level planning discussion for the next 12 months.

How do followers stand up to destructive leaders (Alain de Sales)

Alain de Sales, Ph.D. examines how courageous followers successfully and unsuccessfully stand up to destructive leadership. Committed to exploring how we as followers can improve outcomes, Alain de Sales studied 70 events within destructive leadership episodes and examined courageous follower behaviours that helped shift the power balance against those leaders. These events spanned 15 to 20-year periods across business, politics, and social movements.

Toxic followers follow toxic policies

Toxic followers follow toxic policies. We STILL have work to do in criminal justice reform.” I want to be at that table. The work in followership is needed more now than ever. 

How do you develop the Courageous Habit?

If you ever looked in awe at the courage that some people bring to their lives. This article explains the importance of courage in our lives and how we can go about developing it taking lessons from ancient philosophy and emerging research.

Civic Followership and the 2020 US Election

As relieved as I feel since the US Presidential election was definitively called for Joe Biden, I also have a new and startling appreciation for the fragility of our democracy, and for the ongoing requirement for all citizens to act to maintain it. Over the past six months I’ve been preparing myself, in the words of film producer Andrea Chalupa, “to make democracy a lifestyle.”