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Assertive followership: how to make a team safer

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      There is growing evidence to suggest that the success of a team relies not just on its leader, but also on team members or followers. Effective leadership is a two-way relationship between a leader and their followers with problems on either side leading to potential safety issues as well as effects on morale and wellbeing. Assertive, or courageous, followership has been identified as a means to make a team safer. In this article we review the role of followers and discuss how assertive followership can make for a safer and more effective team.

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