Follow the Leader…

Leader

noun

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

Follower

noun

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.

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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.”

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“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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