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Relationship between Leadership Style and Followership style

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2014 June, I started my journey to do research on FOLLOWERSHIP STYLE in INDIA. The results are quite interesting for Corporate Leaders and Followers. Please read on my rese

arch –   A study was conducted to measure the relationship between leadership styles and followership style (i.e. Independent thinking and Active Engagement) using 79 usable questionnaires obtained from employees who are working in Delhi NCR, showed important findings by using Pearson Correlation analysis: first, the most preferred style of leadership is Participative leadership style; second, Exemplary style of followership is most preferred followership style; third, Participative leadership is not significantly correlated with Independent & Critical thinking.

Keywords – Participative leadership; Followership style, Active engagement, Independent thinking

Various studies describe the characteristics of leadership behavior where it emphasizes more on the type of relationship between leaders and followers in organizations (Bass, Avolio, 1991, 1993, Howell, Avolio, 1993, Schriesheim et al., 1999). The leadership has been an important topic in the organizational for many decades. The literature reveals a wide range of definitions (House and Aditya, 1997; Yun et al., 2006; Alas, Tafel, and Tuulik, 2007). Stogdill (1974) asserted that there are nearly as many definitions of leadership as there arepeople trying to define it. The paper identified that Participatory style was the most preferred style. If you wish to read full paper click below link….

International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences (ISSN: 2278-6236) Volume 4, Issue 4, April 2015


Anubha has consecutively achieved Emerging HRD thinker award (Gold Medalist) and recipient of Gold Medal from ISTD (Min of HRD), She is versatile Trainer and facilitator and her work involves direct observation, real time feedback, experiential learning and  following Andragogy principles for higher performance. She is actively engaged in research work on Followership (first lady in India) and published various research paper in National and International journal and uses her potential to nurture clan and generation

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