Follow the Leader…



the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country



a person who supports and admires a particular person or set of ideas

a person who moves or travels behind someone or something

Well, well, look-see; look what happened! I only gone got myself 100 followers.  How amazing!  Thank you for taking the time to pop on by.  I really do appreciate all likes, comments and follows.  It brightens my day when I get a ‘ping‘ notification on my phone.

Having this many followers got me thinking about the differences between being a leader and being a follower.  A bit of research found 100s of inspiring quotes from different perspectives and I thought I’d share a few of these with you today.


Nelson Mandela

“A leader…is like a shepherd.  He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, where upon the others follow, not realising that all along they are being directed from behind.”


“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”


Bob Dylan 1966


One of my favourite quotes comes from Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues, ‘don’t follow leaders, watch your parkin’ meters.’   What a great line, great song;  He has such a way of delivering a message through lyrics.  To me, he is an absolute lyrical genius and I was ecstatic when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.

So who are you?  A leader, a follower, or a bit of both?


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