LO a means or an end? LO6308

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@compuserve.com)
29 Mar 96 23:50:35 EST

Replying to LO6253 --

Gene says, "So, another connotation for it the leader has to define
reality the implication is that those led are incapable of defining
reality, so like a herd they must be lead along the way. The implication
being that leadership is demeaning?"

Actually all our experience with good leaders is that leadership is not
demeaning, so there must be a flaw in this reasoning.

The fact that the leader defines reality is not the same as saying the
leader must define reality. The leader chooses to do it, I believe, and
the followers choose to accept that view. This does not either imply that
followers cannot and have not defined reality. They choose to follow a
particular reality because it is appealing to them. People choose to
lead, and people choose to follow. A leader in one context is a follower
in another. A follower in one context is a leader in another.

All this can be seen by observing what is around us.


Rol Fessenden LL Bean 76234.3636@compuserve.com

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