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“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”-Aristotle. It is like having to be a man before being a gentleman, otherwise you strike out on both accounts. Right now I have to work on both.
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Follower. Let other people make the decisions for me.
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Was thinking about leaders and followers the other day, and now I'm not sure that anyone can call themselves a leader or follower as I don't see them knowing what either role plays.

I don't like to lead, because I have to think about how to involve all these other jackalopes in The Plan, and they'll argue, and that is stressful because I can't kill them for it.

I don't like to follow, because these jackalopes don't know what they're doing and they'll argue, and that's stressful because I can't kill them for it.
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Leader. I prefer doing things my way.



I hate figuring out other people's expectations.
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gornotck wrote:

Was thinking about leaders and followers the other day, and now I'm not sure that anyone can call themselves a leader or follower as I don't see them knowing what either role plays.

I don't like to lead, because I have to think about how to involve all these other jackalopes in The Plan, and they'll argue, and that is stressful because I can't kill them for it.

I don't like to follow, because these jackalopes don't know what they're doing and they'll argue, and that's stressful because I can't kill them for it.


Sounds like laws prohibiting murder are the real problem here.
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Whilst i am not and never will again be the follower i once was, i dont think that i am a natural born leader.
I probably prefer to follow rather than lead. But it's not good to follow blindly or against your instincts or your true feelings and beliefs.
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walker1455 wrote:


gornotck wrote:

Was thinking about leaders and followers the other day, and now I'm not sure that anyone can call themselves a leader or follower as I don't see them knowing what either role plays.

I don't like to lead, because I have to think about how to involve all these other jackalopes in The Plan, and they'll argue, and that is stressful because I can't kill them for it.

I don't like to follow, because these jackalopes don't know what they're doing and they'll argue, and that's stressful because I can't kill them for it.


Sounds like laws prohibiting murder are the real problem here.


I don't think so, no, because it makes you have to reconsider how to deal with leadership challenges. That's why leadership needs to be taught to everyone from the very moment they start school until they exit the mandated reeducation period.
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gornotck wrote:


walker1455 wrote:


gornotck wrote:

Was thinking about leaders and followers the other day, and now I'm not sure that anyone can call themselves a leader or follower as I don't see them knowing what either role plays.

I don't like to lead, because I have to think about how to involve all these other jackalopes in The Plan, and they'll argue, and that is stressful because I can't kill them for it.

I don't like to follow, because these jackalopes don't know what they're doing and they'll argue, and that's stressful because I can't kill them for it.


Sounds like laws prohibiting murder are the real problem here.


I don't think so, no, because it makes you have to reconsider how to deal with leadership challenges. That's why leadership needs to be taught to everyone from the very moment they start school until they exit the mandated reeducation period.


I was just joking with that last post

Though I agree with what your saying. I have little confidence in my leadership abilities because I'm a very passive person in general, and I never really took leadership opportunities as I was growing up. There weren't a lot of chances for me to flex my leadership muscles and figure out how to deal with those challenges.
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Both really, I like to take charge but if someone steps up first or suggests the same thing I was thinking I'll leave it to them, knowing when to act and when to follow gives the best of both worlds
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walker1455 wrote:

I was just joking with that last post

Though I agree with what your saying. I have little confidence in my leadership abilities because I'm a very passive person in general, and I never really took leadership opportunities as I was growing up. There weren't a lot of chances for me to flex my leadership muscles and figure out how to deal with those challenges.


To be clear, I too was joking about the terminal matter. It is good to have a good laugh.

From a certain point of view, every day is a leadership challenge, even if you're by yourself. Plus, we can always look back and consider how to deal with our past challenges and opportunities, in case similar events come up again. Even better, there are extensive portions of literature dedicated to both the failures and successes of past leaders and their own challenges and opportunities.
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Follower, particularly in the workforce. I cannot stand the leeching and infantilism leaders tend to put up with. As a "follower," I've found that I'm more likely to get work done and with privacy, and without being constantly interrupted and pulled away to hold the hands of adult children who can hardly comprehend the most menial of tasks.
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Leader. I've done a lot of following, and I'm very good at following when I am supposed to. I've learned a lot about good and bad leadership from watching those who've lead me, and from my own experiences as a leader. I believe with a productive environment and consistent effort I could develop into a fine leader.
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Neither.
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