Followers Type Of Follower Analysis

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Identify which slide represents the type of follower discussed by Kellerman and why.
Slide 1 represent the participant type of follower. Kelleman states these types of followers care about the organization and try to make an impact. If they do not agree with the leader, they will try to challenge them (Kelleman, 2009). The picture illustrates followers, following and then stops (by using a hand), this makes me believe that they are challenging the leader.
Slide 2 represent the bystanders type of follower. Kelleman talks about how this type of follower is an observer, not a participate who deliberately decides to stand by and disengage from their leaders (Kellrman, 2009). She also stats these types of follower will stand by and do nothing even
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The isolated followers care less about their leader and tend to keep their heads down and they just do their jobs (Kellrman, 2009). The reason I think this illustration could represent the isolated followers is because there isn’t a defined leader that I can see, and people are not linked together and seem to be far away from the inter linked circle. Diehard followers are passionate about an idea and/or a person. They will bend over backwards for that idea and/or person if they consider it/them to be worthy. They are dedicated employees. The reason I think this illustration could possibly represent a diehard follower is because of the people who are linked together within the picture that may be dedicated to an idea, while the others are not. I had a hard time with this…show more content…
Leadership can build a relationship with these types of followers by communicating openly and providing the goals and outcomes of the new opportunities. Leaders should also listen to their ideas so they feel engaged. According to the “Building and Sustaining Relationships” article, leaders need to take time to listen (Community Tool Box, n.d.).
Diehards followers: According to the “Building and Sustaining Relationships” article, “building and sustaining relationships are at the heart of organizing communities” (Community Tool Box, n.d.); leaders need to pay special attention to those who demonstrate their strong support says Barbara Kellerman (Kellerman, 2007).
Participants followers: These types of followers will try to change the direction if they do not agree with the leader’s ideas, etc. (Kelleman, 2009). Leaders should watch over these types of followers and pay close attention to whether these followers are against them. According to the “Building and Sustaining Relationships” article, you can disagree and still build relationships with individuals who are working against your goals by creating dialogue groups to hear why advertise views the issues the way they do (Community Tool Box,
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