领导 – 关系理论
The yes-people are solely committed towards their program and goal. They completely follow the instructions and directions of their leader. The distinguishing characteristic of these followers is that they do not claim any decision or action taken by their leader. They always support their leader’s opinion. Another distinctive characteristic of these followers is that they can involve in an argument with anyone who speaks bad about their leader or leader’s decision.
These people, unlike the yes-people, do not engage in any conflict to support their leader. They don’t accept any opinion or decision until the majority accepts and approve it. These people remain in the background of the team and make their stand only when they are confirmed about majority’s opinion.
These followers are the negative people in a team or organization. These people always question the decisions of their leaders. They are always busy in conspiracies against team and leader. They are the ones who think they should be the leader of the group and claim the potential of present leader. These are the black elements in any team.
The Star Followers
This type of followers is considered as the noble followers in a team. They play active, positive, independent and exemplary role in a team or organization. They do not follow a leader blindly, but critically think over the decisions and devised actions by the leaders and accept and support them if they find it righteous and appropriate. They support the leader with their honest and positive opinions. These type of people can succeed even in the absence of their leader.
Followers have been overlooked by many philosophers while giving theories, but great philosophers do not miss out this important component of leadership. Any leadership theory is incomplete without defining leader- follower relation. Since the quest of leadership started, there are certain theories which found their place in the work of authors. These theories can be categorized according to consideration of followership. Table 1 represents theories according to their consideration.