New Book Published from 2010 Kravis-de Roulet Leadership Conference Findings
When Near is Far and Far is Near: Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships
In today’s wired world, leaders lead in virtual, global environments that bring many new challenges. The Kravis-de Roulet conference held in 2010 examined the breadth of those changes and what models might be adopted for effective leader-follower relations.
This successful conference brought together some of the most widely read scholars in the field of leadership studies to discuss the latest psychological research on interpersonal leader-follower relations. They not only examined leading when physical distance is involved, but also tackled the impact of interpersonal and social leader-follower relations on organizations, governments, and societies.
The conference findings have just been released in a new book titled “Exploring Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships,” edited by Dr. Michelle Bligh and KLI’s Dr. Ronald Riggio. You can purchase on Amazon.com
This a must-read for leaders and everyone with a professional interest in leadership and how globalization has changed how we perceive and interact with time, space and distance. Some of the findings in the book include:
- How far can a leader be from his or her followers and retain influence?
- Does 21st century technology actually shrink the distance between leaders and followers, or just fool us into thinking so?
- In what ways is the road to leadership still longer for women than for men-and where are the shortcuts?
- What shrinks or widens the gap between a leader’s actions and how they are perceived?
- How does leading vast group with many members differ from leading an intimate group?