Daily Prompt – Leader or Follower

Daily writing prompt
Are you a leader or a follower?
My favorite type of leadership role: Theatrical Production Director. This is part of the cast and crew from The Hightower Detective Agency. The author is Dan in blue to the left of me as you look at this photo.

The question; Are you a leader or a follower? Most of the time a leader, but I know when to follow.

When do I follow? When someone takes the reins and knows what they are doing.

Much of the curriculum in my Masters program dealt with leading people and projects. Part of learning to lead is learning yourself. There were several batteries of testing done. Myers-Briggs was just one. I will share my results, but not include all of the other tests…this time!

Leadership roles through the years: High school Student Council, College Student Body President, Production Supervisor at both 3M and Gleason Reel, Board President at Lake Sinissippi Water Ski Club, Beaverland Must-ski Water Ski Show Team, Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, department head Gleason Reel Customer Service, show director for over 10 theatrical and water ski productions.

The results of my Myers-Briggs Type Indicator exam for this class indicate that I am an Extrovert iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging type. (ENTJ) According to  McCaulley (2000) my personality type has the largest number of Executive employees in its ranks, 20.9%, p 123.

              “ENTJ Personality is also known as The Commander. ENTJs are natural-born leaders. People with this personality type embody the gifts of charisma and confidence, and project authority in a way that draws crowds together behind a common goal. But unlike their Feeling (F) counterpart, ENTJs are characterized by an often ruthless level of rationality, using their drive, determination and sharp minds to achieve whatever end they’ve set for themselves. Perhaps it is best that they make up only three percent of the population, lest they overwhelm the more timid and sensitive personality types that make up much of the rest of the world – but we have ENTJs to thank for many of the businesses and institutions we take for granted every day.” (“It’s so incredible to finally be understood,” n.d.).


Published by R Dub's Rub

Conversational BLOG writer and contributing writer for LocaLeben magazine. My BLOG entries represent observations that intrigue, amuse, inspire or stimulate my appetite.

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