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Leadership and followership
Leadership and followership

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7 Summary

By now, you should have a better idea of what constitutes a poor leader and the negative impact of poor leadership. You’ve also considered how you might rectify some of the common mistakes leaders can make.

You should now feel that you can:

  • recognise poor leadership in different forms
  • reflect on the impact of poor or weak leadership
  • describe ways in which leadership mistakes might be avoided.

Next week, you’ll change perspective and start to look at leadership from the follower’s point of view, moving on to consider your own followers and how you might develop them further.

You are now half way through the course. The Open University would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for future improvement in our optional end-of-course survey [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , which you will also have an opportunity to complete at the end of Week 8. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.

You can now go to Week 5.