In a recent speech to Raytheon’s Global Marketing Management meeting, I talked about the proliferation of leadership books. (If you go to Amazon and search for “leadership,” you’ll see what I mean. Go on; click here and see for yourself.) That tells me, I mused, that the general lack of leadership around us is not because we don’t have enough information on the subject.
One of the folks in the group asked why there aren’t as many books on “followership.” (Boy, was he right! Click here to compare the numbers.)
So…two good questions:
1. Why, after so many books, seminars, and “>speakers on leadership, are we still trying to figure out what leadership means and what it looks like?
2. Why are we (apparently) so much more interested in leadership than followership?
I’ve got my opinions; what are yours?