Follow the leader…

Just read Followership by Barbara Kellerman. Review coming this weekend.

A must-read book that questions why we overvalue leaders and undervalue followers. And warns about the costs and risks of disengaged followers who do nothing and know little whether at work or in the community.

Here in Hamilton, 63% of registered voters didn't bother to cast ballots in the last municipal election (and it was the same no-show rate in the 2003 election).

So while we are forever bringing leaders together to groupthink our way to greatness, will any solution actually stick if we have 213,955 disengaged citizens sitting on the sidelines?

Maybe the issue isn't a lack of leadership but rather a lack of followership.

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Jay Robb

I've reviewed more than 500 business books for the Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations since 1993.

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