Do you prefer to lead or follow? Or neither? In a work situation I enjoy leading. I am more than willing to follow, as I am certainly coachable. However, I also enjoy being officially in charge of a group. It is quite a thrill to inspire the group to work together to achieve group goals. Besides that, I enjoy training groups of people when a new program or procedure is implemented.
On the other hand, if it is a volunteer group, I prefer to be a team contributor instead of a group leader. I think the reason is that when everyone is volunteers, and thus there is no official chain of command, it is much trickier to get groups to work together and follow a leader. As a result, my tendency is to do most of the work myself if the group is sitting on their hands. That frustrates me and makes me feel overworked. Of course, I continue the codependency each time I am put in charge of the volunteer group. Thus I have decided it is best for the group if I am a key contributor rather than a team leader.
In general, though, I tend to lead in most situations. [some might say I am bossy—but I think I will tell them to stop saying that ! 😉 ]