It's important to realize (again) that there is nothing disgraceful or shameful about failing this or any other tests of leadership. Not everyone is called to be a leader. After all, for leaders to succeed, there must be followers. Most of us need to be good, dedicated followers in our earthly pursuits. And all of us, naturally, need to be followers of the Lord Jesus. In God's sight, leaders are not more highly valued than followers. He loves us all.
- Bob Briner
(Source : Leadership Lessons of Jesus)
I would add that leadership comes in all shapes and size. So perhaps it is better to distinguish between public and private leaders. We may not be public leaders, in the sense of consciously leading the crowd, but we are all private leaders in the sense that someone is watching how we live and learning from us. So in a way we are all leaders and followers at the same time!