The theories of an early 20th century political philosopher, Mary Parker Follett, have added much to modern day management theory, organisations, and leadership. Leadership is multi-faceted containing numerous qualities, function, and styles. It is a construct that continues to be debated during a revival in interest of the ideas of Mary Parker Follett. Her thoughts on management and leadership have been informative and inspirational. Indeed, management theoretician Peter Drucker called her the 'prophet of management' and his 'guru'. Follett's ideas are certainly relevant in contemporary society, not only for organisations, but also for the individual, as they continue to challenge the lay ideas of leadership.