‘You can tell your follower where to go, but you can’t put them there’: Leadership as partnership

MATZDORF, Fides (2005). ‘You can tell your follower where to go, but you can’t put them there’: Leadership as partnership. In: 1st Annual Conference on Leadership Research ‘Re-thinking Leadership: New Directions in the Learning and Skills Sector?, Lancaster University, 27-29 June 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)
Additional Information: Published in: Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Leadership Research ‘Re-thinking Leadership: New Directions in the Learning and Skills Sector?’, Lancaster University, 27-29 June 2005, ISBN 1-86220-167-6m
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
Depositing User: Fides Matzdorf
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2013 10:23
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 22:29
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6611

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