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The Skills Behind Effective Followership

Followership can be considered simply as the ability to follow effectively in any situation. We propose that this ability to follow involves becoming skilled in the use of a particular set of mental actions. We examine research in both academic management and in other fields to develop descriptions of these mental actions and consider how they could be formed into a core set of teachable followership skills. We then outline a plan of research to test this mental-action approach to followership and to move toward the more effective teaching of followership skills.

Robert M. Schindler
Rutgers University - Camden
United States

Chester S. Spell
Rutgers University - Camden
United States

James D. LoRusso
Princeton University
United States

 


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