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Leadership and followership
Leadership and followership

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1 Definitions

Leadership is a topic that people choose to study for a variety of reasons, including to:

  • enhance our personal leadership experience
  • further our theoretical understanding of leadership
  • enable us to develop more effective leaders within our organisations.

Followership is closely linked with leadership and the two concepts are now widely considered to be interdependent in producing successful outcomes for both individuals and businesses.

Several figures walk across a snowy landscape in a line. They are on an expedition.
Figure 1 Leader and followers.

To make a start on your own investigation of leadership and followership, you will begin by considering these two central themes.