Through followership, individuals follow a leader willingly. For example, in organizations, employees are considered followers while team leads, supervisors, and managers are considered leaders. In organizations, most employees willingly accept following leaders to help them achieve their goals.

In the table below, from Northouse (2022, p. 354), we can see the typologies of followership. The behaviors associated with these noted typologies describe the behaviors of followers.

Source: Northouse, P. G. (2022). Leadership: Theory and practice (9th ed., pp. 354). Sage Publications.

Thinking about followership and its typologies:

  1. From each typology (Zaleznik, Kelley, Chaleff and Kellerman), select one behavior that defines a follower.
  2. Explain details about each of the four behaviors that you selected. Then, detail what these behaviors mean when applied in an organizational setting.
  3. Determine which leadership style is best suited for each of the selected followers behavior and why.
  4. Give an example of where (type of job or organization) the followers behaviors that you selected will be most effective.

Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (including supporting citations) along with at least two current, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. You may find that your discussion of leadership characteristics is easily supported with such current scholarly research, while the information about how your chosen leader exhibits those leadership characteristics is supported by popular research.

Keep in mind that current scholarly references can be found in the Saudi Digital Library by conducting an advanced search. Current research means published in the last five years.