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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    I think I may have approached this topic from a different point of view than others. People seem to stress points what they believe makes a leader a good leader. I focused more on what is important to get the mindless masses follow a leader.
    I'm really glad you raised this point. I want to ask you though, can a leader be both good a leader and yet be able to get the mindless masses to follow him/her? I sometimes wonder if it's a prerequisite for being a good leader, as both seem equally important to me.

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    What makes a leader a leader? Having followers.
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...

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    Having just seen the movie, "The Master", it's plain we all long for a master.

    Typology Central is the perfect example. We long for a master so much we follow Carl Jung, no matter that he himself followed the Führer.

    The Führer was the leader par excellence. He mastered a whole nation and in the rag and bone yard of our hearts we long to be mastered as well.

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    Hmm, well, maybe we need to break down the word "leader" into its many parts.

    Lead | er

    Lead = Pb, Atomic weight 82
    Er = That noise you make when you realize you said something amiss.

    Lead is poisonous so you apply it to things and then you poison stuff and then you're like "Er... my bad."

    The End.

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    I will fight tooth and nail that I am not a leader, especially not a manager...but every job I have had I have always been placed as the lead. I lack the "er" which comes out with me walking a path and turning around and people happen to be following me. I have also been known to try to keep people from following me, but I dont always seem to do a good job of that.
    Im out, its been fun

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    We all follow our parents as children and as adults we are still looking for parents to follow.

    But our parents are no longer available so we look for substitute parents to follow.

    So our leaders are substitute parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Sticks View Post
    I'm really glad you raised this point. I want to ask you though, can a leader be both good a leader and yet be able to get the mindless masses to follow him/her? I sometimes wonder if it's a prerequisite for being a good leader, as both seem equally important to me.
    A good leader can also choose to conform to those aspects that are required to get people to follow. But being a good leader is no requirement.
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    Vision and followers. Also, ordinary people make a "special" person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Sticks View Post
    In your opinion.
    Sometimes I've thought there is more to it but presently I pretty much believe all there is to it is people who are willing to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    I think I may have approached this topic from a different point of view than others. People seem to stress points what they believe makes a leader a good leader. I focused more on what is important to get the mindless masses follow a leader.

    To join therest, imo: A good leader is a person that follows an ideal and by example has other people follow him/her without need of a hierarchy or any form of supremacy.
    It's a vague question but looking at it from this context, there are several things that people look for in a leader. Examples include:
    - Honest
    - Inspiring
    - Competent
    - Ability to motivate
    - Intelligent
    - Forward looking and broad minded
    - Fair
    - Supportive
    - Lead by example; credibility of action is more important than words

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