Following, but not sheep

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

My friend Matt Moore and colleague Anne Murphy have started up a new blog on the idea of Followership. A useful antidote to much laboured thinking on the virtues of leadership. In this post, Matt talks about how following is typically equated with being a sheep. He reports how how people ask about “how to get people aligned” as a euphemism for “how do I get people to obey me.”

If you stop to think about it this is quite a deep dark question. Because if you follow those pesky existentialists, the core of being human is our ability to choose our own lives. Never absolutely and rarely independently but some element of choice is part of being human. So above question is actually: “How can I dehumanise people?”

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