HRDQ-U Webinar | Leadership is Half the Story

Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership and Collaboration

This On-Demand event was originally presented on February 10, 2016 (60 min)


Can you imagine a choreographer training only one dancer to lead while his or her partner sits in the lobby staring at the wall? Unthinkable! Yet this happens all the time within organizations. Half the partnership is missing! There is a notion that everyone should be a leader all the time, and if leadership is so game-changing, we must need more of it from everyone, all the time. In fact, research shows that it takes both roles – leadership AND followership – to get the best results. They are equally valuable. Leadership is one-half of a partnership. Join experts Dr. Marc Hurwitz and Samantha Hurwitz for this one-hour webcast that offers a host of new ideas and practical advice. Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership and Collaboration will change how you think about leadership development.

Attendees will learn

  • Practical techniques to evolve your leadership development programs by including followership.
  • How to build a stronger case for followership within your organization by understanding why it is a crucial skill for personal and organizational success.
  • About research and case studies where followership development has had significantly positive results.
  • Useful tips for advancing the followership AND leadership skills of the organizations you work with.
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Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership and Collaboration


Dr. Marc Hurwitz is the co-founder and chief insight officer of FliPskills. He holds a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, an MBA, master’s degrees in physics and math, and combines that with many years of corporate, executive, and entrepreneurial experience in T&D, general HR, marketing, and entrepreneurship. He is on the faculty at the Conrad Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology, University of Waterloo. He has been recognized with numerous awards for teaching, academics, speaking, professional training, acting, and poetry. Marc is known for being engaging, interesting, super insightful, and not a woolly-headed academic!

Connect with Marc on LinkedIn.

Samantha Hurwitz is the co-founder and chief encouragement officer of FliPskills. She is a leadership and followership coach, consultant, trainer, and writer with 25 years corporate and entrepreneurial experience, including nine at the executive level: controller of a $6 billion/yr organization, IT executive with a $50 million project portfolio, and chair of a Strategic Talent Management Program. She enjoys helping people have those “aha” and “ahhh” moments. Sam is known for being uniquely positive, practical, and perceptive!

Connect with Samantha on LinkedIn.



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