4  Strategic Decisions and Actions

What is the process by which followers decide to (1) restore value diminished as a result of bad leadership or (2) optimize subpar value emerging from good leadership? What actions do followers take? These are major questions that elucidate strategic followership. Followers make decisions and take actions that yield value for relational constituents. It is therefore important to explore theories that seem suitable for strategic decisions and strategic behavior of followers. Uncertainty and risk theories that underlie decision-making of organizational leaders can also be used to understand the decision-making of strategic followers. Strategic actions are behaviors that result from strategic decisions. Consequently, ...

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