In our hyper-competitive world, few people of any generation are working hard to be known as a great follower, but the best leaders began their journey by developing strong followership skills.
International business icons like Malcolm Forbes, WalMarts Sam Walton, Estee Lauders Leonard Lauder, Proctor & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley, and the current CEOs of FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, and Clorox all practiced followership relentlessly as they progressed in their careers. Why? Because all leaders are also followers: they are still accountable to someone else above them. Everybody has a boss.
Mastering the four roles and secret skills of followership will ensure success, through better cross-generational communication and teamwork, in the paradoxically simultaneous roles of follower and leader.
* Serve: Four practical skills for leading through "followership", no matter their level or career stage.
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