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Micromanagement does no favors to employer branding. However, faculty and staff may be willing to be the brand ambassadors of their campuses if their leaders knew how to…dance? There is a practice called followership which is the set of employee behaviors that influence how leaders lead. So, what happens when leaders micromanage? 

Sharna Fabiano, a certified leadership coach, uses her experience as an internationally recognized tango artist to help leaders understand how to work productively with their people. As the chair of the International Leadership Association’s Followership Member Community, Sharna helps us understand what followership is, why micromanagement is received so negatively by employees, and how leaders can invite their employees to “the dance floor” to foster more collaborative and productive work environments.


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About the Podcast

Eddie Francis


Eddie Francis

Eddie Francis is a marketing and communications professional, speaker, and award-winning mass media veteran. He dedicates his time to helping people and organizations express the value of their identities so that their brands stand out. Eddie produces and hosts the “For Our Edification” podcast as well as the Enrollify Podcast Network’s “I Wanna Work There!” He also presents “The Black Greek Success Program” to show members of African American fraternities and sororities how to enhance their leadership skills as well as “Lectures to Livelihood” to help college students prepare for career opportunities. Eddie launched his career with one of New Orleans’ top-ranked radio stations. He became known as “Fast Eddie,” the producer of the wildly popular “C.J. & Company” morning show on WQUE-FM. He later moved on to co-produce and contribute to the award-winning “Sunday Journal with Hal Clark” on WYLD-FM where he earned the Press Club of New Orleans’ Best Radio Entertainment Feature award for his interview with Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza. Eddie also produced Q93’s weekly show, “Real Talk.”

Sharna Fabiano


Sharna Fabiano

Sharna Fabiano is a certified coach, author of “Lead & Follow: The Dance of Inspired Teamwork” and host of the “Lead & Follow” podcast. Drawing on her previous career as an internationally recognized tango artist, Sharna works with individuals and teams to develop both leadership and their followership skills. Sharna completed her M.F.A. in dance at UCLA, and she is the 2023 chair of the International Leadership Association’s Followership Member Community.

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 In Higher Education, a great employee experience equals a great student experience...but sometimes we compromise on the former for the latter. 

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