Embracing Followership: How to Thrive in a Leader-Centric Culture

Kirkdale Press
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We live in a leader-centric culture. We're constantly bombarded with advice on how to achieve leadership positions or how to lead well once we get there. We've made leadership out to be the mark of success.

But what if leadership isn't our goal? What if we want to do well where we are? Can we use our skills to perform with excellence--as followers?

In Embracing Followership, Allen Hamlin Jr. shares from his own experience how you can succeed as a follower without anyone reporting to you. You offer unique contributions to every group you’re a part of, and you don’t need to be a leader to make a difference.

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About the author

Allen Hamlin Jr. serves with an international Christian nonprofit organization, providing team development training and consultation, along with mentoring and member care, to multiethnic teams serving around the world.

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Kirkdale Press
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Published on
Feb 24, 2016
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781577996330
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Motivational
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