My husband wrote a book entitled "Follow the Leader". As second in command of an international church movement he has faithfully served the head of that organization for over 30 years. I'm sure that it wasn't always easy going, following never is, but leading isn't that easy either.
Leading is lonely and often feels like a thankless job. When everyone else has gone off to their lives, their happy hours, their whatever's, you are often left behind turning out the lights. Leading looks glamorous, but there is a high price to pay for striking a path and unless you are strong hearted, I wouldn't recommend it.
But the subject of this blog is about following, a difficult journey in its own right. Today everyone is told that they can be a leader - especially in business. Who wants to be a cog in the wheel? But if everyone is leading who is executing? Who is making all the "stuff" happen?? Someone has to do the "following" right? I think following is quite the thing to do if you know how to get behind someone. And the pay off can be enormous! If you can get behind someone else's vision and make it happen you'll reap much of the reward with very little of the risk. Not a bad gig, if you can get it. So, don't feel bad if you aren't top dog. Sometimes it's best to be the puppy with the bone.