A leader guides others toward a common goal. A follower goes along with the leader toward that goal. Leaders need followers. Followers need a leader. Both benefit from each other and the group. Neither is more important in regards to the pursuit of the goal. A leader without any followers is a person standing alone. A follower without a leader is less likely to reach their goals. There are times we need to lead and there are times we need to follow. Being only a leader or only a follower fails to utilize our full range of gifts and talents. In the various aspects or roles that we have in our lives, we need to determine when it is best for us to lead others toward a goal and when it is appropriate to be the best follower we can be in order to help move the group toward our shared goal.