Why Followership is so important?

People often talk about Leadership, but not Followership
  1. First, judgement: Followers must take direction but they have an underlying obligation to the enterprise to do so only when the direction is ethical and proper.
  2. Second, work ethic: Good followers are good workers. They are diligent, motivated, committed, pay attention to detail and make the effort.
  3. Third, competence: The follower cannot follow properly unless competent at the task that is directed by the leader.
  4. Fourth, honesty: The follower owes the leader an honest and forthright assessment of what the leader is trying to achieve and how.
  5. Fifth, loyalty: Good followers respect their obligation to be loyal to their enterprise. Loyalty to the enterprise and its goals is particularly important when there are problems, interpersonal or otherwise, with a particular leader.
  6. Sixth, ego management: Good followers have their egos under control. They are team players in the fullest sense of the concept. They have good interpersonal skills.