Skip to main content

About this free course

Become an OU student

Download this course

Share this free course

Leadership and followership
Leadership and followership

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

7 Summary

At this stage, you should feel more informed about the concept of followership and understand why it is becoming such an important element of leadership learning. You’ve looked at followership from both the perspectives of follower and leader. You have also considered how you might develop as a follower yourself and how you might develop your own followers.

You should now feel that you can:

  • recognise different types of followership
  • describe the benefits of effective followership
  • identify followers’ needs
  • describe ways of engaging and developing your followers.

Next week, you’ll look at some of the common challenges faced by modern leaders, including dealing with the internal politics that can sometimes seem all consuming, team dynamics and leading change. You’ll also focus on motivating and developing staff, a key element of the leadership role.

You can now go to Week 6 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .