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TD Magazine

Follow the Leader

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Followership is a vital yet underrated competency, so why not develop training for it?

Organizations all too often put great focus on training for leaders, while followers may get some technical training and perhaps a two-day course on being a team leader. What about training workers to be great followers—without creating a company of yes-people? Imagine the impact that could have on your company.

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What is a good follower?

Professor Thomas Sy found that leaders have unconscious beliefs and

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