are you born to lead or to follow?

@hushi22 (4941)
October 23, 2010 5:18pm CST
have you met some people who do not accept that they are born to follow but only to lead? it is actually difficult to deal with them i personally think everyone is born to both lead and follow. because one cannot be a good leader when he/she is not a good follower, right?
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Oct 10
I was born to know the difference. If I know more than the others I am working with then I lead. If, on the other hand, they know more then I follow. It is actually not new information. Just blend in and see where your intelligence is best suited. It all works out well that way.
@hushi22 (4941)
26 Oct 10
you have the point of blending it.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Oct 10
I think that is best. Just sort of stand back and see. If it gets too stupid jump forth and GET ER DONE!!
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
Well i think i am both.. i know i can lead people (i have actually in my past work and I've worked with them for like 3-4 years...) i am a good follower too because i have made a lot of contributions being a team member - which makes me a good leader too because i know when i follow my people will see that i am being a great example
@hushi22 (4941)
26 Oct 10
that is so nice to hear. not all people are capable of that. or should i say a lot have difficulty of being flexible enough.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
27 Oct 10
That makes a lot of sense really. I can lead well in certain situations but then there are others where someone else is better suited to lead. I would not consider myself one or the other really.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
24 Oct 10
I think that while I can be a leader, it is rather reluctantly. I can really step up, if there is no other qualified person nearby and can lead people well enough to get through the task at hand. However, it is really a lot of pressure and while that does come with the territory, it is something that I really dislike dealing with. However, there have been times where I have had to step up and lead and I think I have done well enough. Not a great blow away job, but things could have been much, much worse. However, I am not the best person to just blindly follow orders left and right all things considered. However if what the person is saying makes a lot of sense, then I will go along for the ride. However, there are many times, where it does not. I will offer the support to a good leader but I will challenge them. So while I will follow things that make sense to me, I may challenge things that do not make all that much sense.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
24 Oct 10
I think most people should do both too. There are situations where you should lead and be firm (no matter if it is at work or within the family or somewhere else) but nobody can lead all the time. I don't think it makes you truly happy. So yeah, a combination is definitely the best!
@gi2h_san (162)
• Indonesia
24 Oct 10
yes i agrre with you.. i was born to do both of that, follow and lead.. when we are still nothing we need to follow someone who is more capable than us but there will be a time when we lead someone.. there will be time when we know better than the other one and we are charged to lead that people
@slovenc1 (2092)
• Slovenia
23 Oct 10
I'm born to lead but i can also follow until i lead
@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
23 Oct 10
I think I was born not as a leader, but only became a follower. Several times I tried to be a leader, I always get big difficult to manage and responsible for any decision I've made. And I'm more quickly offended when anyone criticizes my policy. That is the reason why I do not feel born as a leader. Better to be a follower ... not dizzy, but still get a facility like a leader