As a first-time attendee at the International Leadership Conference, I really enjoyed my first day of sessions. Here are 13 lessons I learned about leadership on spooky October 31!
- The crisis of US congress is an issue of followership and not an issue of leadership. Barbara Kellerman
- In Japan, middle executives have been to more followership programs than leadership program (on average, they have attended four). In America it is the opposite. Robert Kelley
- Followership is becoming the evolution of leadership. Ira Chaleff
- Followers need to speak with greater courage and authenticity Leaders need to reduce followers fear of speaking with greater fear and authenticity. Ira Chaleff
- All around the world, followers are getting stronger and leaders are getting weaker. Barbara Kellerman
- Followers must be able to utilize intelligent disobedience. We need to raise the next generation to appropriately question authority as well as willingly follow good leadership.
- The future of leadership studies will focus on leadership without leaders, without followers and without causality. Richard Cuoto
- Leadership is receding and others things are coming forefront. Barbara Kellerman
- Leadership is not about individuals. Barbara Kellerman
- Leaders should bridge the gap between what ought to be and what is. Susan Komives
- Leadership studies and leadership programs are not necessarily leadership development. Susan Komives
- Leadership focuses too much on event making people and not eventful people. Richard Cuoto
- The west possesses a leader-centric culture (that places far to much emphasis on the role of a leader). Ronald Riggio
Stay tuned for an update of day 2!