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Followership: An Overlooked Component of Organizational Success

  • 19 Mar 2013
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • ALLETE/Minnesota Power 30 West Superior Street


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Over 9,000 books have been written about leadership, but only a handful of books have been written about followership. Bob Dylan once said "everyone has to serve somebody", and even top executives play follower roles. Followership is a critical component in modern organizations, there are clear distinctions between good and bad followership, and it is a leading cause of organizational success and failure. This presentation describes what followership is and how it affects team functioning, coaching and training effectiveness, driving change, and work/life balance.


Participants who attend the session will be able to:

  1. Understand the pervasive role of followership in organizations.
  2. Understand the behaviors, underlying psychological issues, and training and motivational strategies associated with the four followership types.
  3. Apply a diagnostic model to assess the followership types of a work team.

This great program is sponsored by ASTD and offered by Gordon (Gordy) Curphy, President of Curphy Consulting Corporation. Dr. Gordy Curphy is a leading authority on leadership and teams and spends most of his time helping C-suite and business unit leaders solve complex leadership challenges. His consulting efforts help top leaders develop business strategies; build annual scorecards and plans; drive organizational alignment, execution and engagement; manage talent; and operate as high performing teams. 

As a practitioner, Gordy has held numerous leadership positions in the United States Air Force and various consulting firms.  Dr. Curphy a native of Two Harbors has published 16 books on leadership and teams and is the co-author of Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience (7th ed.). To date, over 450 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and China have adopted this number one selling textbook. In 2012 he published The Rocket Model: Practical Advice for Building High Performing Teams, a book intended to help leaders transform direct reports into cohesive, goal-oriented teams.


WHEN:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013
WHERE: ALLETE/Minnesota Power, 30 West Superior Street, Duluth
Inside the main Superior Street doors in Room 140
TIME: Registration and Lunch - 11:30 am
Program 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
COST: $15.00 for Members* $25.00 for Non-members*

*If you are unable to attend this program, your paid registration is transferable to another attendee!


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