The Art of Followership: Standing Up & For Our Leaders

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One of the long standing traditions associated with beginning a New Year is to resolve to do something different in the future. To some of us, that different may mean committing to exercise more, eat healthier, learn a new skill, eliminate a bad habit, and the list of possibilities goes on and on. This year, I’ve chosen a very different resolution than I have in the past. Instead of striving to run a marathon, pen a book proposal, or learn to paint, I’ve committed to doing something really, really challenging (for me, anyway).

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

It takes no time at all to find a plethora of insight on Leadership. But followership–that’s a horse of a different color. Why? Less sexy? Less interesting? Harder? The truth is that followership is foundational to leadership–and all of us could stand to enjoy a slice of humble-pie and see where our skills are best suited in a follower role.

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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