“You can tell your follower where to go, but you can’t put them there”: Leadership as partnership – a dancer’s perspective

MATZDORF, Fides and SEN, Ramen (2005). “You can tell your follower where to go, but you can’t put them there”: Leadership as partnership – a dancer’s perspective. In: 12th European Mentoring & Coaching Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 30 November to 2 December 2005.

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Abstract

This workshop aims to explore the role of the follower in enabling leadership, the leader’s twofold obligation to the present and the future, issues around power and ‘powerful-ness’, as well as the relevance of this in a work context.

We will use both the metaphor and the reality of ballroom dancing to explore and challenge our behaviour and assumptions in our roles as leaders and followers in a mix of practical dance exercises and reflection. Since this is ‘work in progress’, participants’ contributions are essential to the outcome.

There is no need to bring a partner, but be prepared to partner up and dance! Some prior dance experience (of any style) may be helpful, but is not necessary.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
Depositing User: Fides Matzdorf
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 10:04
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 22:29
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6610

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