Leadership Development

Leadership Roles Not For You? Become a Follower

The Importance of Great Followers

The names of great leaders fill the pages of our history books, are spoken at countless awards ceremonies, and punctuate the daily news. Great leaders may enjoy fame and fortune, but there is one thing every leader, no matter how great, would be nothing without: followers.

By being a great follower, you can support values and missions you believe in, contribute to making change, earn respect, and even become a great leader yourself. So if leadership roles are not currently on your list of most desired jobs, proudly play up your gift of followership instead.

The following seven characteristics of great followers and tips on how to let them shine in an interview are meant to help you on your journey to the perfect job. Please use the interview tips with care. If a tip doesn’t fit you, find a different strategy for that characteristic that does.

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Why Leadership Development Programs Fail and a Viable Solution

Why Leadership Development Programs Fail and a Viable Solution

The Importance of Leadership Development 

Leadership Development is integral to the success of medium and large companies. In fact, according to a “global survey of 13,124 leaders and 1,528 human resource professionals by talent management consultancy DDI and the Conference Board” (Forbes), “companies with high leadership qualities were six times more likely to be among the top 20 financial performers of all organizations,” (Switch & Shift).

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