There is also no such thing as being just a follower.
Good leaders – the ones who emerge as humble, even selfless, clear and capable of organizing others around a common interest/goal – create good followers – the ones who are empowered to serve a common interest/goal, while exercising their own leadership with others.
Leadership and followership require intentionality, trust and commitment. They should function in integration like an eco-system: creating an interconnected movement where each part is necessary to the other one, helping to regulate and enrich it, with no judgment attached.
Am I too liberal and dreamy?
Anyway, no aspect of the mechanics should be taken for granted or under-valued.
Reflective questions: Do you exercise leadership? Do you exercise followership? Both? None? What do you notice about the relationship between the two?