Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration by Marc Hurwitz

Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration

byMarc Hurwitz, Samantha Hurwitz

Hardcover | February 19, 2015

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Can you imagine a choreographer only training one dancer to lead while his or her partner sits in the lobby staring at the wall? Yet we do this all the time in organizations. Half the partnership is missing.

Leadership is Half the Story introduces the first model to seamlessly integrate leadership, followership, and partnerships. This research-backed, field-tested book contributes many new ideas and practical advice for everyone in an organization - from CEO to HR director to front-line manager to consultant.

All of us lead, not just those with the formal title. All of us follow, not just front-line staff. In great collaborations, one moment we are leading and then we flip to following; in other words, the relationship between leadership and followership is dynamic, context-specific, and ever-evolving. This empowering perspective opens up leadership to everyone, normalizes followership, and enables more productive and innovative collaborations. Candid discussions about both roles allow for better coaching, mentoring, skill development, and interpersonal agility, and result in stronger teams.

Marc and Samantha Hurwitz give us a category-busting book that "practically glows with energy and vision," according to Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and best-selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There.

About The Author

Marc Hurwitz is co-founder and Chief Insight Officer of FliPskills and a lecturer at the Conrad Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of Waterloo. He holds a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, an MBA, and has many years of corporate, executive, and entrepreneurial experience.Samantha Hurwitz is co-founder a...
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Title:Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and CollaborationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.29 × 6.34 × 1.03 inPublished:February 19, 2015Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tools
Preface: Our Stories and Why We Wrote This Book
Acknowledgments

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1
Why 21st-Century Workplaces Require a Radically Different Approach … and a Radically Different Approach

  • Work Is Done in Teams – From Flow to Co-flow
  • Continuous Relationship Building – Interpersonal Agility Is the Essential Workplace Competency
  • Introducing the Generative Partnership® Model

CHAPTER 2
A Fresh Look at the F-Word: Followership

CHAPTER 3
A New Kind of Leadership

SECTION II: GUIDING PRINCIPLES

CHAPTER 4
Principle 1: Partnerships Need Leadership and Followership.
They Are Equal, Dynamic, and Different.

CHAPTER 5
Principle 2: Leadership Is Setting the Frame.
Followership Is Creating Within It.

CHAPTER 6
Principle 3: Lean In to Build Connection.

CHAPTER 7
Principle 4: Value the Positive, and Build on It.

CHAPTER 8
Principle 5: Have Deeply Shared Goals.

SECTION III: SKILLS

CHAPTER 9
Decision Partnering Skills

  • Kirk vs. Spock: Whom Would You Entrust with Your Decisions?
  • Decision Framing: The Leadership Role
  • Decision Advocating: The Followership Role

CHAPTER 10
Relationship Partnering Skills

  • Relationship Checkmate and How to Avoid a Stalemate
  • Relationship Framing: The Leadership Role
  • Relationship Building: The Followership Role

CHAPTER 11
Organizational Agility Partnering Skills

  • Don't Be a Sea Squirt and Eat Your Brain!
  • Organizational Mentoring: The Leadership Role
  • Organizational Agility: The Followership Role

CHAPTER 12
Communication Partnering Skills

  • Four-Way Communications, Barriers, Biases, and Blunders
  • Cascade Communicating: The Leadership Role
  • Dashboard Communicating: The Followership Role

CHAPTER 13
Performance Partnering Skills

  • Honk if You Like My Driving!
  • The Commitment and Engagement Agreement
  • The DNA of Performance
  • Performance Coaching: The Leadership Role
  • Peak Performing: The Followership Role

CHAPTER 14
Personal, Team, and Organizational Development

  • Personal Development
  • Team Development
  • Organizational Development

Notes
References
Index

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Can you imagine a choreographer only training one dancer to lead while his or her partner sits in the lobby staring at the wall? Yet we do this all the time in organizations. Half the partnership is missing.Leadership is Half the Story introduces the first model to seamlessly integrate leadership, followership, and partnerships. This research-backed, field-tested book contributes many new ideas and practical advice for everyone in an organization - from CEO to HR director to front-line manager to consultant.All of us lead, not just those with the formal title. All of us follow, not just front-line staff. In great collaborations, one moment we are leading and then we flip to following; in other words, the relationship between leadership and followership is dynamic, context-specific, and ever-evolving. This empowering perspective opens up leadership to everyone, normalizes followership, and enables more productive and innovative collaborations. Candid discussions about both roles allow for better coaching, mentoring, skill development, and interpersonal agility, and result in stronger teams.Marc and Samantha Hurwitz give us a category-busting book that "practically glows with energy and vision," according to Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and best-selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There.“Marc and Samantha Hurwitz are making the next important development in leadership and followership studies - weaving the behaviors of the leader and follower roles into a collaborative relationship that drives effective teams and organizations. This integrative approach will be of great interest to performance at both ends of the leader-follower dynamic.” - Ira Chaleff, author, 'The Courageous Follower'