Leadership — based in natural power, courage and control, it’s a quality most people respect and many desire to possess. After all, who wouldn’t want to command a room as soon as they walked into it? We all want others to listen to us, to treat us with respect and to recognize our authority. But the world doesn’t just need leaders. It also needs followers — people who take direction well and comply with the rules; people who manifest others’ visions by carrying their ideas through to the finish. When it comes to getting great things accomplished, people rarely do it on their own. Instead, they join together in teams of leaders and followers — visionaries and those who bring those visions into reality. Thus, both leaders and followers are essential to progress. Are you a leader or a follower?
Cancer makes a natural leader, albeit a quiet, gentle one. You’re at your best when you have plenty of support from your loved ones; however, you also tend to operate on your own, rarely inviting others into your inner world until they’ve proven themselves time and again. While autonomy isn’t leadership, in itself, it is a quality that goes hand in hand with leadership. As some say, it can be pretty lonely at the top; while you may not enjoy that loneliness, you understand it and know how to manage it. You’re good at getting projects off the ground as well as motivating others; you set an example with your strong sense of right and wrong. Furthermore, at home, you’re the head and heart of your family — the person who sets the emotional tone for the whole group.