The Book
is Here!

available anywhere you buy books

The Book
is Here!

About Lead & Follow

I’m thrilled to announce that my book Lead & Follow: The Dance of Inspired Teamwork is now available anywhere you buy books. You may never have considered that being a follower might be a powerful and influential role, at work or anywhere else. This book shows you how learning to both lead and follow well can provide a deep sense of purpose, bring out the best in others, and accelerate creative teamwork.

Order the book:
Indie Bound | Better World Books | Amazon

If you’ve sat through a hundred leadership trainings and always felt that something was missing, this may be the book for you. I wrote it for anyone who has ever struggled to work effectively with others and for anyone wanting to make work a more meaningful part of life.

Based on the learning methods of tango social dancers, the book explores three phases of building a great working relationship: Connection, Collaboration, and Co-Creation. Rather than yet another set of leadership skills, this book describes nine pairs of skills – nine for leadership and nine for followership – and how they fit together. You’ll learn how to assess which role you need to stand in from day to day or hour to hour, and how best to express it given what’s going on around you.

Order the book:
Indie Bound | Better World Books | Amazon

Lead & Follow
Seminars

This 9-week virtual program challenges the conventional notion that a supporting role is less important than a leadership role. By reclaiming your power as a follower, you commit to seeking out channels of influence both internally, through mindset and self-development, and externally, through communication and action. You will step out of your comfort zone and discover strengths you didn’t know you had.


  • 9-week program
  • 2-hour sessions
  • experiential learning
  • small groups
  • all virtual

A Lesson in Partnership

This 30-page e-booklet tells the story of two tango students who overcome the stereotypes of both the leading and the following roles in their pursuit of seamless creative collaboration. Learn three myths and three insights from each role to improve communication at work.

Dance is everywhere if you look for it.

A Lesson in Partnership

Get the Free E-Booklet Today

and replace stereotypes with strengths

A Lesson in Partnership

This 30-page e-booklet tells the story of two tango students who overcome the stereotypes of both the leading and the following roles in their pursuit of seamless creative collaboration. Learn three myths and three insights from each role to improve communication at work.

Dance is everywhere if you look for it.

A Lesson in Partnership

Get the Free E-Booklet Today

and replace stereotypes with insights

Praise for Lead & Follow

Lead & Follow comes at the perfect time, to bring the missing piece in the plethora of leadership models suggested for our world: that of mastering the complementary skill of followership.”
Nilima Bhat, co-author of Shakti Leadership and Founder of the Shakti Mission and the Shakti Fellowship

“By using tango as a methodology, Sharna Fabiano masterfully advances the field and charts an exciting path forward for educators and practitioners alike.”
Scott Allen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, Boler College of Business, John Carroll University and host of Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders Podcast

“Poetic, innovative, and powerfully practical. This book inspires and instructs in how to leverage the subtle dance of leading and following that exists within each of us in the workplace, no matter our job title or role.”
Amy Lombardo, Author of Brilliance and Founder of the Brilliance Academy for Personal Transformation and Social Change

“A magnificent achievement wrapped in the empathy, warmth, clarity and strength that the best teachers bring to those eager to learn.”
Ira Chaleff, author of The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To and For Our Leaders

“Sharna Fabiano offers a much-needed and invaluable look at the leader-follower dynamic with this guided journey through the lens of tango dance.”
Karen L. Gilliam, Ph.D., Agency Chief Learning Officer & Organization Development Lead, NASA

Lead & Follow is a passionate and compassionate book, organized in a way that makes it highly usable.
Marc Hurwitz & Samantha Hurwitz, co-authors of Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration

“An aesthetic delight! Fabiano shows how to master the dual roles of co-creating at work and invites us into the beauty of the dance.”
Ginny Whitelaw, author of Resonate: Zen and the Way of Making a Difference

“Sharna’s objective in this book is revolutionary. If we read it carefully and understand it, we can change the way we relate in all aspects of life.”
Jose Garofalo, Director of the Cambalache Festival of Tango, Theater, and Dance and Tango Professor at the University of Buenos Aires

“By describing the interplay of leading and following, this book illuminates one of our most persistent blind spots around relationships of power.”
Valeria Solomonoff, Award-winning Choreographer and Tango Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

DYNAMICS OF LEADERSHIP & FOLLOWERSHIP

In-Person Events

Sharna gives memorable, interactive presentations and workshops. Click below to get instant access to a 7-minute video from the Global Fellowship Conference 2019, held at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship & Business, University of Waterloo, Canada.