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Very few books provide insight on decisions made by every follower aspiring to be a great leader. This book was great and would rank it in the top ten books i have read on leadership.
Would you listen to The Courageous Follower again? Why?
Yes. I've read it previously in fact. This book isn't a "self-help" book so much as it is a philosophy book & I think there's benefit from repeat exposure.
What did you like best about this story?
The book does a good job of putting followership into context. From an early age we're taught that we should always be leaders; being a follower is equated with weakness. But, as Chaleff explains, an individual may have several leadership roles, but also some follower roles, and vice-versa. We wear a lot of different hats in life. Sometimes we're leaders, other times followers. And that's a good thing.
Which scene was your favorite?
I liked the notion of being a responsible follower. It illustrates the delicate balance between faithfully executing the aims of leadership in a responsible way and in being a slavish devotee--when to try to change an organization from the inside and when to be a whistle-blower.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
A Follower, Not A Sheep. I also think the book's subtitle "Standing Up To And For Our Leaders" would make a good tag-line.