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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, a brand strategy consultant, award-winning broadcaster, podcaster, and speaker, is driven by the deep belief in the importance of being valued. As the founder of Edify Ventures, a consultancy focusing on personal and employer branding, Eddie hosts "I Wanna Work There!" on employer branding in higher education and "For Our Edification" on personal leadership. With a background in radio, including hosting the "HBCU Lifestyle Podcast," Eddie's contributions extend to various platforms, earning him recognition as one of New Orleans Magazine's "30 People to Watch." In higher education, he played pivotal roles in brand identity, communications, and enrollment growth. As a speaker, Eddie shares leadership insights with college students and has contributed to the book "Leadership to Letters." Eddie holds a Master of Professional Studies in strategic leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication. Proudly affiliated with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., he is the husband of Dr. Halima Leak Francis and the father of Stevie.

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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