Followership is the art and skill of effectively following a leader towards the achievement of a vision.
Followership can exist in many contexts from sports teams to a formal work office to a church volunteer based project. Followership, however, does not mean that you blatantly follow with no thoughts or comprehension about what is actually going on (Bjugstad, Thach, Thompson, & Morris, 2006, p. 304). Why is followership important? Even though followership is not something that is commonly researched or regarded as a skill to strive for, business thinkers and strategists agree that the success of leaders is highly dependent upon the ability of followers (Lundin & Lancaster, 1990, p. 18).