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Do you prefer to lead or follow? Or neither?

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Do you prefer to lead or follow? Or linger in the middle and never fully commit to anything?

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  1. I prefer to lead. I’m a business owner and there is no way I can simply be a follower and remain in business for long. I have employees and they look up to me to lead them, as well as my company.

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  2. I don’t like to lead. I was more a follower except that I came to a point where I found leaders doing such awful jobs that I better do my own leading. So I lead myself. But then I found that I have much of a talent to see the bird’s eye view of things that I cannot keep myself to myself. That would be selfish. So normally I speak up when I see a problem, or a potential problem, otherwise I prefer to shut up and let others do their own thing. I prefer to do my own thing. But I have to learn to lead now. I am in that place.

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  3. Leader in some part and a follower in another. I can’t rule everything πŸ˜‰ There’s nothing more inspiring than seeing a good leader to be as good as a follower.

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  4. I would like to be a leader that acted as though they were in the middle. People who take over never get listened to anyway and then people are not happy. Listen and allow everyone to have an imput. Well thats how I feel anyway… πŸ™‚ x

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  5. I like to be a leader, cuz i like what i think, I believe in my thoughts and if they are good, I don’t mind being the leader. but i’d be a follower in some cases too, don’t mind but not often. πŸ™‚

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  6. Neither. I prefer to walk side-by-side with members of a team each using our skills/talents to do our part, but I know that isn’t how life always works. I can follow if I must, but if I strongly disagree with the leader I’ll find the quickest way off the path. I can also lead if that’s what’s needed, but it stresses me out.

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  7. Leading suggests ones knowledge of a situation i think. So for me its the middle. If it’s something i understand or know about i seaze the chance to guide people “home and true”. Otherwise i keep my preconceptions to myself and figure other people might know better.

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  8. It really depends on the situation. If I know what I am doing, or if I have an innovative idea, I am more likely to step up and try to be a leader. Likewise, if no one else stands up, I will usually take the reigns. If someone else is clearly more experienced than me though, then I am more than willing to follow them for as long as it seems wise. Good leadership is determined not only by a proficiency to take control of a situation when needed, but by being able to lead from the back and be a team player.

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  9. At work, I prefer to follow first and as soon as I understand how to go about doing stuff, I like to lead.. While socializing, I am more of an introvert, and I like to be a follower as long as a friend or a partner knows my mind but when there is no such person who understands, I am my own leader.

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  10. I am not to particular about leading or following. I can operate in whatever situation I have to operate in but I Just like to do what I am going to do and do it myself. Too many cooks in the kitchen spoils the broth.- Unknown

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  11. For the most part, I like to lead but then again when I need a break from leading I have no issue following. Following can refresh the mind and allow you to learn tactics from others.

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  12. Another interesting but very conflicting question for me because I know I like to lead but I also like to follow. I wanted to lead because I know I am good leader as I am a good follower. I wanted to follow because I know I can bring the best out of my leader.

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