Are You a Leader or a Follower, Capricorn?

Kelli Fox

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?

Serious, pragmatic Capricorn may not make the most charismatic leader around, but you’ve definitely got what it takes to head up a team. In many ways, you’re like a seasoned military commander: Others follow your lead because they respect your hard work and experience, your strong sense of ethics, and your commitment to the cause. This is true at home as well as work; you’re the head of your family, even if your career or other commitments claim the bulk of your time. On that note, you don’t mind putting in your dues on your way to the top; in this way, you also make an excellent follower. You heed rules and directions well, especially when serving as apprentice to a respected mentor or master. You always strive to do your best, which is how you work your way up through the ranks of your career, making steady upward progress. Your goal? Nothing less than the top, whatever that might be — owner, full partner or CEO.

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