Followership: The Four Secret Skills of Multi-Generational Leadership Success

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
This session will show you how to deliver better results, get promoted faster, and inspire others to do the same.

The best leaders began their journeys by developing strong followership skills. International business icons like Malcolm Forbes, Wal-Mart's Sam Walton, Estee Lauder's Leonard Lauder, Proctor & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley, and the current CEOs of FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, and Clorox all practiced followership relentlessly as they progressed in their careers. Why? Because all leaders are also followers: they are still accountable to someone else above them. Mastering the four roles and secret skills of followership will ensure your success, through better cross-generational communication and teamwork, in the paradoxically simultaneous roles of follower and leader.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Cory Bouck


Cory Bouck is the Director of Organizational Development & Learning at Johnsonville Sausage.  He is also an author, keynote speaker, and an expert in building leaders - a reputation he has earned over twenty years of leading in the military, in business, and in politics. He is a graduate of and former leadership instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy and is a former Naval Flight Officer. Cory led brand and event marketing teams at General Mills, Newell-Rubbermaid, and Johnsonville Sausage.  He is also the author of The Lens of Leadership: Being the Leader Others WANT to Follow (2013).


Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
Leadership & Navigation
Intended Audience: 
Early Career
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