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    Question the led

    Hi,
    According to the late Jules Masserman, American psychoanalyst and former member of the faculty
    of Northwestern University medical school, leaders must fulfill three functions: the leader must
    provide for the well-being of the led, provide a social organization in which people feel relatively
    secure, and provide a set of beliefs.
    Leaders must fulfill three functions: the leader must provide for the well-being of the led, provide
    a social organization in which people feel relatively secure, and provide a set of beliefs.

    Source: http://www.zabaware.com/forum/upload...Leadership.txt

    Hi,

    I know what "well being" is but what is "the led"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: the led

    'the people who are being led'

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    Re: the led

    Thank you but "led" which is the past tense of "lead" has many meanings.
    In the text I have posted does it (the led) mean "the guided people"? or "the controlled people"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: the led

    A leader leads people. The people he leads are the led.

    He may or may not guide or control them.

    In your text, the leader has three specified functions to fulfil. There is no single word to describe the people under his leadership.

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    Re: the led

    I don't know of any meaning of "lead" that means "control."

    This is a passage about leadership, so what do you think "people being led" suggests?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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