I was driving my car with my brother in the passenger's seat.
Both of us were relaxed after a nice brunch one Sunday morning.
My brother asks randomly - "Are you more of a leader or a follower?"
I pause to think.
I do not like the word "follower". Especially the way it is used in Instagram. Has a cult like feel to it.
But there are people I follow, their books, their interviews and their blogs - Mark Manson!! And I would like to believe that I don't worship them to the point of ignoring their flaws.
But I don't know if I can call myself a leader either. I have led some projects, my business, and some big challenges in the past. But the title of a leader feels heavy.
As I explained that to my brother, I felt like my answer was a cop out. I didn't have a solid response.
He then tells me about a ted talk where the speaker states that:
"All the problems in the world - hunger, war, disease - are a consequence of bad leadership. There is a severe shortage of good leadership in the world."
Interesting. Could it really be just a lack of leadership?