Ira Chaleff is the founder and president of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates and chairman of the Congressional Management Foundation in Washington, DC. Ira's classic book, The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To and For Our Leaders, now in its third edition, has been translated into half a dozen languages. He is co-editor of the 2008 book, The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Make Great Leaders and Organizations. Ira was cited in the Harvard Business Review as one of the three pioneers in the field of Followership studies. He is the founder of the Followership Learning Community at the International Leadership Association and is serving as the community's president. Ira has been named one of the top 100 "Best Minds on Leadership" by Leadership Excellence magazine.