A unique take on leadership from a popular Forbes blogger and nationally-known leadership coach
Leading So People Will Follow explores the six leadership characteristics that inspire followers to fully support their leaders. Using Erika Andersen's proven framework, new leaders and veterans alike have increased their capacity for leading in a way that creates loyalty, commitment and results. Step by step, Andersen lays out six key attributes (far-sightedness, passion, courage, wisdom, generosity, and trustworthiness) and gives leaders the tools for developing them. This innovative book offers a practical guide for building the skills to become a truly 'followable' leader.
- Filled with examples from forward-thinking organizations such as Apple, NBC Universal, Union Square Hospitality Group, and MTV Networks
- Maps out the six attributes of leadership
- Includes a free online Followable Leader assessment
- Author Erika Andersen is one of Forbes' most popular bloggers and coaches some of the most successful leaders in America
Using self-assessments, real-world examples, and concrete tools, Leading So People Will Follow helps build timeless core skills that work for leaders in any field.
EDITOR'S CHOICE: Be Bad First: Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future
Posted March 10, 2016, 12:15 PM with category of Innovation & Creativity
Erika Andersen teaches us how to become better learners to confront an age where information is expanding exponentially.
NEWS & OPINION: Thinker in Residence: Erika Andersen on Business & Books
Posted March 29, 2013, 6:07 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
POST & WIN! Post a reaction or question for Erika in one of her Thinker in Residence posts, and not only will Erika pop by for the discussion, but we'll randomly pick one participant to win a copy of Leading So People Will Follow!
In our past two Thinker in Residence posts featuring the thoughtful and motivating work of Erika Andersen, we introduced you to her newest book on leadership, Leading So People Will Follow, and also shared an in-depth Q&A with Erika about strategy.
NEWS & OPINION: Thinker in Residence: A Q&A Interview with Erika Andersen on Being Strategic
Posted March 28, 2013, 5:03 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
For me, the most exciting thing about being strategic is that it’s learnable. Most people talk about being strategic as though it’s something you’re born with…or not. And too bad for you if you’re not!
NEWS & OPINION: Thinker in Residence: Erika Andersen, author of Leading So People Will Follow
Posted March 27, 2013, 5:13 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The next featured author in our Thinker in Residence series is Erika Andersen, author of Leading So People Will Follow (Jossey-Bass, 2012); Being Strategic: Plan for Success, Out-Think Your Competitors, Stay Ahead of Change (St. Martin's, 2010); Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People Into Extraordinary Performers (Portfolio, 2007), and the author and host of Being Strategic with Erika Andersen on Public Television.
Erika is the founding partner of Proteus International, a consulting and training firm that focuses on leader readiness.
JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - Leading So People Will Follow
Posted October 11, 2012, 6:20 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Leading So People Will Follow by Erika Andersen, Jossey-Bass, 224 Pages, $26. 95, Hardcover, October 2012, ISBN 9781118379875
Call it what you will: “Buy-in,” “Loyalty,” or “Enthusiasm. ” Use whatever metaphor for the phenomenon you like—maybe “Everyone’s onboard” and “rowing the oars together”—but the simple reality is that every organization needs leaders, and leaders need followers.