Leaders as Followers LO6619

driek (bvone@globalone.net)
Thu, 11 Apr 1996 19:10:39 -0400

Replying to LO6545 --

I have been quietly monitoring the dialog that takes place among members of
the group for about two weeks now and I have yet to introduce myself but
when I saw your thread I thought I would suggest Larry Donnithorne's work on
Followership contained in his work The West Point Way Of Leadership. In his
opinion, the concept of followership is an absolute prerequisite to becoming
a leader in or out of the military lifestyle.

Jack Dennis
Beaux Visages, Ltd.
270 Mt. Hope Drive
Albany, New York 12202
(518) 465-1420

>What had struck me was that the problem with poor Leadership isn't just
>with our leadership abilities. It also has to do with a lack of Follower
>abilities. In a culture that promotes individuality, so many of us refuse
>to lend our support, attention, and cooperation to people whose ideas we
>don't agree with 100%. I strongly feel that this is partly due to
>insecurity and the isolation so many of us find ourselves in. We don't
>seem to realize how shortsighted, narrow-minded and limiting it is to be
>relying so heavily on ourselves and our 'infinite wisdom'.


bvone@globalone.net (driek)

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