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    Are you a leader or a follower?

    Are you a leader, who doesn't back away from making tough decisions, and willingly accepts responsibility if a particular decision was a bad one?
    Or, are you a follower and would rather have someone else make a decision and to take the blame if it was the wrong one?

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    I'm both. In some situations I take the lead, and in others I know when it's best to step back and let someone else take the lead while I follow. No matter what though, if I'm the leader or follower, I will always take the blame for something that I either caused or was apart of. Even if you're following if it goes wrong, you were still apart of the group. Leaders aren't anything without followers and followers aren't anything without leaders.
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    Are those the only typologies possible?

    How about a leader who doesn't back away from making tough decisions, but then blames someone else anyway if a particular decision was a bad one.

    Or that leader's favorite sidekick, the follower who always lets him make the decisions but then willingly accepts responsibility if a particular decision was a bad one?

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    I am more of a leader/take charge kind of gal
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    My Army experience made me a pretty good leader. It's not something I was born with, it's something I learned. Unfortunately, people don't automatically look to me to lead them. And I rarely fight to get my way in any kind of group project. I prefer situations where my position makes me the leader automatically (like a Platoon Leader in the Army), instead of having to be chosen by the group.
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    I've just never been tested
    I'd like to think that if I was,
    I would pass"
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    I am a Mom, therefore I am a leader.
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    I'm neither one... But I do get disgusted at leaders when they don't want to follow me.

    QUIT RESISTING!!!! lol

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    It really depends on the situation, but generally I'd define myself as a leader. Growing up in job situations I often found myself taking charge and made sure things got done. People would look at me as a manager or supervisor and come to me with questions, help, or needed advice when really I was no higher ranked than themselves. I enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esteda View Post
    Are you a leader, who doesn't back away from making tough decisions, and willingly accepts responsibility if a particular decision was a bad one?
    Or, are you a follower and would rather have someone else make a decision and to take the blame if it was the wrong one?
    1SG Kelly

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sgkelly View Post
    1SG Kelly

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    Do not walk behind me,for I may not lead.
    Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow.
    Do not walk beside me either.

    Just leave me the hell alone and get out of my way.
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    "...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Do not walk behind me,for I may not lead.
    Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow.
    Do not walk beside me either.

    Just leave me the hell alone and get out of my way.
    Aw come on Ducky!! You're a gal who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esteda View Post
    Aw come on Ducky!! You're a gal who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
    Only the dark, twisted ways.. LOL

    You know that puzzle (typically in fairy tales, but also in Labyrinth) about the two passageways, one leads where you need to go, the other leads to certain doom, and the creature explaining things always lies? Best solution EVER was in "The 10th Kingdom" and it wound up with the creature explaining things getting thrown down one of the tunnels only to get blown up. So they take the other tunnel.
    That's the kind of thing I do.
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