Leadership and followership

Evidence of effective leadership can be found throughout history, for example Martin Luther King Junior's successful and brave leadership of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. Indeed, when done well (whether for good or bad reasons) leadership is about getting people to want to do things, and involves the shaping of beliefs, desires, and priorities.

SIGN's ground-breaking research into leadership uncovers what makes leaders effective, and how leaders can create a sense of shared identity to help people come together to meet the goals of the group.

On the flip side, SIGN's research into followership aims to unlock what comprises a follower, in order to understand these mechanisms for successful leader and follower interactions.

To read more about SIGN's various leadership and followership research projects, see below.