And leaders follow.
They do both because, in reality, we all must do both. Anyone who thinks leadership is an experience of sitting at the helm of the ship barking orders to the peons below has a complete misunderstanding of what it means to lead.
A person incapable of sitting at the back of the room and evaluating instruction is a person who has much to learn about leadership. (Notice I said “evaluating” and not “following.”)
A person who feels they have nothing to learn will rarely make a good leader. Every person has something to teach us because no one else has lived their lives.
A person who values speaking more than listening will struggle to lead well.
Leadership is more about critical thinking and influence than it is about order-giving and taking charge.