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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is better to be a member of a group than to be the leader of a group. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Over the past few decades, group work has become a popular and an effective way to achieve success in any organization. As a result, there is a huge controversy among many people over being a member of a group, or a leader. From my point of view, I would rather be the member of a group. My reasons and examples listed below will strengthen my point of view.
In the first place, a leader has a stressful life due to his certain responsibilities. A leader has a significant impact on overall group effectiveness. Therefore, a leader needs to have huge amounts of knowledge, skills, potential, insights, etc. He needs to try his level best to make effective decisions, form a cohesive group in which all the members cooperate with one another, and bring about constructive changes. To put the discussion into a wider context, consider a group project at the university level. The leader of the group needs to dedicate different tasks to each individual. If there is a dispute or disagreement among the members of the group, the leader is responsible to solve the problem. He should also be open to new ideas and insights. However, a member of the group does not need to have/take this much responsibility. He should only focus on his task.
Secondly, no one is going to blame the members of a group. If a group succeeds, the credit will be shared with the group. However, if a group fails, all the members will point the finger at the leader. An example to bolster this fact is the Television program named “The apprentice”. Usually when a team fails, all the members of the team along with their leader should meet Mr. Trump (the director of this show) in the boardroom. During this time, they are given a chance to express their feelings, problems, and reasons that ended in failure. Mostly, both Mr. Trump and the members blame the leader. As a result, the leader will be fired.
To put all in a nutshell, based on the above discussion, I prefer to be a member of the team, since I do not want to have so much tension in my life, and shoulder the blame.
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