The other day I was driving on the road and in front of me, there was a truck going. What am I supposed to do? Keep driving behind it closely or keep a safe distance.
Right, I have to keep driving maintaining a safe distance and I did the same, to avoid speed breakers and any such eventuality in case the truck in front has to break suddenly.
Usually, I like driving behind cars, as it is easy for you to see through the front and rear windscreen of the car ahead of you. But it is not always possible because you cannot decide if there is a car or a truck going in front of you.
I use this analogy for choosing the LEADER. There is no harm in following a towering personality (like a truck) rather a LEADER has to have great credentials but he has to be transparent as well, so that if he does something wrong, we should be in a position to save ourselves from blind following, like in case of following a truck on the road.
So my understanding is that collectively we should avoid following anyone blindly no matter what and always try maintaining a safe distance from a LEADER who is not transparent in his wheeling and dealing.