3  Strategic Situations

How do strategic situations and their changes influence outcomes of strategic followership? The leadership literature shows situations as one major determinant of the leader–follower exchange. Recently, there has been a distinction between psychological and strategic situations. The latter are proposed as major determinants of strategic followership (see Zoogah, 2014). Studies of strategic followership therefore require an understanding of the theoretical lens that facilitates an understanding of strategic situations. Another characteristic of the leader–follower transactions is dynamics. As a result, I focus on strategic dynamics. Not only do the behaviors and cognitive orientations of leaders and followers change, but ...

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