employee engagement

14 Oct: Leaders Must Follow

Follow the leader. Remember the rules? Everyone follows the leader’s actions, or they’re out. Who’s more important – the follower or the leader? Perhaps they are equally important? Communication Professor and Facilitator, Diane Travers Shipman, recently questioned this in a presentation. Shipman illustrated that “In most modern groups, corporate or otherwise, followers’ contributions are grossly underrated.” Shipman noted that there is a glorification on the concept of leadership, leaving far less recognition on the people doing the actual work, the…