Followership: A Fourth Friday Workshop with Flourish at Work

Followership: A Fourth Friday workshop with Flourish at Work

"Followership”: The Other Side of the Leadership Coin

Ever heard a proud parent exclaim, “That’s my kid...a natural-born follower!”? Unlikely. Western culture has shaped the notion of a follower as a negative, largely due to stereotypes that portray a follower as lacking initiative or leadership qualities. The hottest topic in the field of leadership in recent years, however, is a new understanding of the ‘follower’ as one who’s critical to leadership and organizational success.

Followers are now recognized as having roles and responsibilities within their organizations. Failure to meet those responsibilities undermines not only leaders but entire organizations.

Harvard professor and ‘followership’ expert Dr. Barbara Kellerman describes the interdependent relationship that exists between the leader, the follower, and the organization. Without any one of these elements, goal achievement is highly unlikely. In this workshop, you will...

  • Evaluate the key differences between being a ‘follower’ and a subordinate’
  • Receive the ‘Courageous Followership Styles Assessment’
  • Gain strategies to effectively move between leader and follower roles (and why it matters)
  • Learn how and when to use ‘assertive’ vs. ‘mitigating’ language in the role of follower

Workshop leader, Dr. Mike Linville has taught and trained executives, pastors, and emerging leaders in the U.S. and the former Soviet Union in the development of leadership and followership skills for the past 24 years. He is Associate Professor of the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program at Indiana Wesleyan University, as well as the Founder and President of International Faith Initiatives, Inc. Mike serves as lead faculty for Ph.D. courses in Critical Thinking, Advanced Leadership Theory (including Followership), and Adult and Organizational Learning. He is a certified trainer in the Ira Chaleff Courageous Followership Train the Trainer program and holds certifications in the Myers-Briggs Typology Instrument, the EQi-2.0 Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Assessments, and the Discovery Leadership 360 Profile Assessment. He is a certified Christian Worldview Instructor and holds Master of Arts degrees in Ministry Leadership and Advanced Leadership Studies, as well as a Doctor of Organizational Leadership degree, all from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is the author of the book “When God Comes Calling” and currently is co-authoring a global leadership textbook.


Friday, February 28
3 - 5 PM
The Haverstick 
    (9111 Haverstick Rd., Indianapolis)
Cost is $15 and includes a beverage

Register here!