Leader or Follower?

Philippines
March 5, 2007 11:34pm CST
What do you prefer yourself to be? Why?
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12 responses
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
remember the phrase "a good leader is a good follower". a leader can't be good at it if he hasn't experienced being a follower. it helps him adjust to the cause by being a good follower because he gets to know how followers feel about their leader.
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• Philippines
24 Mar 07
i agree with you my friend. thanks for the response.
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@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
very much welcome. i'm glad you agree. c',)
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Most of the time I am a leader. But thats because my friend like to follow me. I guess I choose those type of friends. I don't like being told what to do. Thats probably a huge part of my leadership abilities.
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• Philippines
26 Mar 07
In not wanting others to tell you what to do, just be careful. You may stumble on somebody who has the same line of thinking as you, and clashes may arise. Good luck to you. May you be able to carry yourself all throughout. Be careful too :)
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I always think I would like to be a follower. I don't have to make decisions or take any responsibility that way. Unfortunately, I am a control freak, so that always puts me in the role of being a leader. I don't like to stand around doing nothing if something needs to be done, so I do it. I guess people know that, too, because often I find people looking at me, waiting to see what I will do!
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
That puts smile on my lips, my friend. I've been put into similar situations too, and I like it :)
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I like it if things turn out okay!
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• Philippines
27 Mar 07
For sure you have proven yourself to be good that';s why they always put you on the lead. More power to you :)
@tongie (111)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
all of us wanted to be a leader but to be an effective leader we must be a good follower...
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
Maybe it is just the same when we say to be a good leader, we must set the example :D
@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Tongie, this is the perfect answer,it's the one that I was going to post,I firmly believe that to be a good leader, you must be a good follower, and this is from my experience, and the observations I have made of people that I admire,and consider good leaders! I think it is the most essential quality of a leader!
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
I consider myself to be a starter g_aileen09. I'd start the ball rolling so to speak and when others have followed suit, I stand aside and see who would emerge as leader or follower.
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
Your style my friend is that of an undoubtedly good leader. For whenever a person treks on what you have laid, you are assured of it to be an interesting one. Only good leaders could lay and execute plans that others tend to follow.
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
23 Mar 07
I find it will depend on the situation whether I will be a leader or follower.I would readily acknowledge someone's level of competancy in a certain field is greater then mine and therefore accept their lead,but I would expect the reverse to be true.It is not a competition between two people as much as something must be done to the best of the abilities of whoever is/are doing it.
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I agree. For it doesn't matter who would lead a group, as long as the task is done on or ahead of time without violating the rules.
@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
I was been a good follower ever since I was in elementary days and when I was given the chance to join reserve force of phil. navy I think I develop the ability to become a good leader. Being a good leader requires you to become a good follower and you knew by heart the things that you are about the task you give to your subordinates and you can carry it out by yourself and the most important thing you looked after for thier welfare. I can say I'm more on as a leader for in everything I do I put my heart on it and excel on it and made me one who lead others and I can say I excercise both being a leader and at the same time a follower for it doesn't make you a less person if you knew how to follow others too even they are you're subordinate but they suggests a good decision for the betterment of the whole group.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
Well... i think that all it takes for one to lead a group is the ability to get the members work as a team.
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
considering that i am one of the staff of the CEO at my office, handling the main operations (technical operations), that will qualify me i think as a leader and the reason is very obvious and need not be elaborated in my comment.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
We know our capabilities, my friend. and you are one among the few people whom i've known to be assertive enough. the one "must" quality of a good leader. I salute you :)
@LadyLudie (346)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
I can be both,what ever task is given.I had been a leader from my elementary grades and up to the present time,that's why I know my capacity and capability of being a leader.I am a good follower too,this is depending on a good leader or commander I should obey.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
Thank you, my friend. you have posted a good response :)
@chardyme (1632)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
i prefer to be a follower.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
fair enough. there would be no leaders without followers. Thanks.
@sensesfail (2251)
• India
6 Mar 07
I love being a leader but its tough.I dont mind being a follower but the person i'm following should be of the right principles and values.If it is so then i'd truly follow.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
You're right on, my friend. thanks for the response.
@LeYaHaNn (100)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
i would prefer to be a leader to exercise my brains ability..