Sociologists tell us that even the most introverted individual will influence ten thousand other people during his or her lifetime. No one is excluded from being a leader or a follower.
The leader of any group is quite easy to discover.
Who is the person whose opinion seems most valuable?
Who is the one others watch the most when the issue is being discussed?
Most importantly, who is the one the others follow?
Answers to these questions will help you discern who the real leader is in a particular group.