TOEFL Essay Topic 138 - 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.
One of the most frequently confronted situations of modern life is to be included in a group as a member or to strive for the leadership of a group. A member will have to follow the leader’s order, an argument goes, but he will feel less pressure, thanks to fewer responsibilities. I’m...
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I’m always the member of a group, not leader since middle school. So, my opinion may not neutral that I always run away from leader’s position. According to my experience, I think to be a leader is worse than the member. Although leader has more permission to make the plan and has more spotlighted. There are a few reasons that I avoid leader’s work. Main categories are responsibility and time waste of time.
First, there’s too big responsibility, especially when the project has been failed. All of the blame comeback to leader weather the team member’s fault. Furthermore, the leader may get blame from team member.
Second, Leader must spend too much time not just the job but manage relationship. One of the most important leader’s job is to manage members to do their work. It’s very tired work and then realizes that product isn’t expected one. That because the members modify the plan and almost all times leader agrees with their modification.
Hence, leaders don’t lead projects but make a decision. There is no creativity but managements is exist. Also, Leader has a big responsibility of failure. In this reason, I don’t want to be the leader.