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Leadership and followership
Leadership and followership

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7 Summary

By now, you should be feeling confident about your reasons for choosing this course and should have identified a useful base for developing your personal understanding and experience further. You have explored what is meant by the terms leadership and followership, and considered what they mean to you. You can now also recognise some of the differences and similarities between leadership and management. You are more aware of the leadership research that is available should you choose to explore the theory in more detail.

You should now feel that you can:

  • recognise different definitions of leadership and followership
  • describe some of the differences and similarities between leadership and management
  • review and reflect on your own leadership experiences and aspirations
  • schedule time each week for these activities and use this time effectively.

Next week, you will look at different leadership theories and styles, and how the context of leadership can have an impact on how you lead.

You can now go to Week 2 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .