The Dance Between Leadership and Followership

February 27, 2018
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information

Episode Description

We start with Margaret Heffernan talking about Turbulence as a chronic condition. Leadership is about building organizations that thrive in turbulence. 1. Acknowledge we are where we are. 2. Build an organization that is spectacularly alert to predict. 3. Be highly sensitive and responsive to what is happening. 4. Create and sustain information network. 5. Know what is going on. 6. Create an environment where it is safe to say what you see. Move away from fear to open to saying what you believe about what you are seeing. Then Ira talks about understanding that to bring out the best leadership requires the best followership. Influence is not unidirectional from leader to follower; it is bi-directional and multi-directional. They elevate each other’s performance in support of the mission that brings them together. We discuss how followers act with courage to collaborate with leaders and the idea of intelligent disobedience?

Innovative Leaders Driving Thriving Organizations

Innovative Leaders Driving Thriving Organizations

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

The world is changing dramatically and will continue to change over the next generation. Effective leadership has a significant impact on how these changes play out in our world. Leadership matters and it is a core responsibility of current and future leaders to become better educated about the challenges they face and also about how to become more effective at leading in a time of significant disruption.

The show features interviews of thought leaders and academics combined with executives in a range of industries to identify their biggest issues and discuss the innovative approaches they are using to turn turbulence into a business advantage. We present concepts and tools that have been proven to improve organizational success and discussions about how you can apply them to drive success in your organization.

You’ll ultimately improve the impact you make as a leader or aspiring leader! Tune in every Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share
Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Ms. Metcalf, Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Metcalf and Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. For years, she has been willing to share her hard-won insights - through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com

Metcalf and Associates has a 25 plus year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces. Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial and medical services. Metcalf and Associates also has an international presence having been on-the-ground helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Metcalf and Associates was recognized by Insights Success magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing and most reliable consulting companies in 2016.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share