“Good followers do not become good leaders. To be sure, the good follower may win many promotions, but that does not make him a leader. Most hierarchies are nowadays so cumbered with rules and traditions, and so bound in by public laws, that even high employees do not have to lead anyone anywhere, in the… Read More
“Leadership presupposes two things:– A leader, and men capable of being led. A stag cannot lead an army of lions; a lion cannot persuade an army of stags to follow. What then is required? A lion leading lions. In other words, the qualities of leader and led are very similar. The chief of these qualities… Read More
“How can the ability to lead depend on the ability to follow? You might as well say that the ability to float depends on the ability to sink.” Peter, L.J. and Hull, R. (1949) The Peter Principle.
Research Paper Title I follow, therefore I lead: A longitudinal study of leader and follower identity and leadership in the marines. Background It is acknowledged that identity plays an important role in a person’s leadership development. To date, however, there has been little consideration of the possibility – suggested by the social identity perspective –… Read More