CHAPTER 8

Let’s Face the Music and Dance: Practicing Leader-Follower-Ship Through Dancesport Exercises

Fides Matzdorf and Ramen Sen

Leader-Follower-Ship and Humanistic Management

This chapter is based on a series of experiential workshops and exercises to help leaders and followers to be more mindful about their leading and following styles, and the impact that has on their followers or leaders. This approach has emanated from the authors’ experience as academics, practitioners, and dancers. It focuses on management learning in a holistic way, and as such differs from management training that tends to focus on skills in a rationalist, often utilitarian way, providing “toolkits” to achieve simple cause-and-effect chains. This workshop ...

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