To Lead or To Follow?



Have you ever wondered if you were a leader or a follower? I know I did at one point in my life. I was labeled a rebel. I did not consider myself a rebel. I saw myself as a person looking for improvements. Do you look for a better way to get the job done? Do you find ways to make it more cost effective? If you do you may be a leader, yet you still could be a follower.

What Does A Leader Want

Everyone thinks a leader wants you to do what they say. There is a half truth to that. A leader wants a team. When it comes to a team and work it comes to teamwork. Teamwork is defined as cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause, work done with a team.

You like being in charge, putting your ideas in effect, and be supportive of others then you are a good candidate for a leader. There are more qualities one has to have to be a leader. If you aspire to work harder, or show positive spirit that improves negative spirit, or even offer advice that gives others to strive harder in their career and life. These are great assets of a leader. A leader should want to improve another person’s life. This would be a reward to the leader because his goal would to be pass along success.

What Is A Follower

We all are followers. Even a leader is a follower. Let us look back to the invention of flight. The Wright Brothers discovered flight in 1901. Now they were lead by a boss, they were lead by science. Newton’s Second Law tells us as an object falls it accelerates due to pull from the earth. The Wright Brothers solved this by adding another force, draft.

Now a follower can be like the Wright Brothers and make discoveries that will break the future, but they are also a leader because they took a strong stand and made a change. They may have a boss like gravity, but the follower can make a change if they stand strong. Some followers just follow others need to be noticed.

Who are you? A leader or a follower? If you feel like a leader stand strong. If you feel like a follower stand with pride. We need everyone.

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Teamwork- Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/teamwork?s=t
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