Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders by Barbara Kellerman. Harvard Business Press, Reviewed by David W. Gill. Book Review: Barbara Kellerman, Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press, 16 Mar The typology of followership, from “Followership: How Followers are Creating Change and Changing Leaders” by Barbara Kellerman.

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Alex Benson rated it really liked it Mar 29, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. According to Kellerman, “followership is the response of those in subordinate positions followers to those in superior ones leaders.

And just as we tend to overestimate the power of leaders, so we usually underestimate the power of followers. Aug 06, Barbara Burd rated it really liked it. But — Follodership notwithstanding — they don’t matter as much as we think. To diminish him, in particular so early in the game, is to diminish ourselves.

Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders by Barbara Kellerman

Would recommend a summary. LPenting rated it liked it Dec 08, Fully 44 kellerman of the American people watched “American” at least once, and in one in ten Americans took the time and trouble to vote their Idol preference.

I really enjoy the works of Barbara Kellerman. Kathryn rated it liked it Oct 09, President Barack Obama, for example, seems not to have understood that when you transition from campaigning to governing you are accountable to countless constituents, large numbers of whom are not ardent fans.


Tara rated it liked it Jan 14, That is to say, these executives know when to lead and when to follow.

Fabrizio rated it kellermwn liked it Mar 15, Nov 18, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: The speed with which we tore him down demeaned a man of consequence who deserved to be treated accordingly. A book about leadership focusing on those who are led. The most effective leaders in the business world are renowned for their uncanny ability to ask the right questions, for their insatiable curiosity to obtain more and better information from as many different sources as possible, and for their deference to the judgment of others who are better qualified to answer a question, solve a problem, or suggest a course of action.

Isolates, Bystanders, Participants, Activists, and Diehards. Leader-centrism confuses or denies the complexities of history, which include a cast of characters whom Kelelrman call followers. In January the pope revoked the excommunication of four bishops, including one who publicly denied the Holocaust happened. But now the collective capacity of these leaders to call the shots is diminished. The nation’s business leaders have been equally obtuse, slow to recognize the present power of public outrage.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Political leaders are not the only ones who still don’t get it.


Her motivation for this book is to better understand the role of followers and to lay a foundation for bxrbara study of followership. Most of this democratization of popular culture is to the good.

Geithner came on the scene with some baggage – there was that unpaid tax bill and a stint as president of the Federal Reserve that now seems less than stellar.

Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders

Twenty thousand people recently protested in London, kellermna 20, across Germany, 30, in Paris, thousands more in places such as Oslo and Stockholm, not to speak of the near three quarters of a million who took to the street in Istanbul. The latter are every bit as important as the former, which makes this book required reading for superiors and subordinates alike.

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Return to Book Page. Colleen Sharen rated it liked it Feb 18, But Geithner was not up for a People’s Choice Award. Though we associate the word “follower” with weakness, timorousness, and even failure – every one wants to be a leader, no one wants to be a follower – in fact leaders must, by definition, have at least one follower.