I read this on here somewhere. I will attempt to paraphrase from what I remember. * A good lead will be able to compensate for a beginner and make adjustments so that the follow knows what they are trying to do. * I consider myself a bad lead. I am a beginner, so I am not really worried about it yet. There are certain women that have complimented me on my lead being good in class. But there is something that I am getting from the follow that makes it easier for me to lead them. I haven't figured out what it is yet. Some women are really easy to lead while others are a nightmare. Last night in class, I was having a very difficult time leading this one women through the step. Later in the evening the teacher used her for an example of a step. He had absolutely no problem getting her to follow him. To me, this is what being a good lead is all about. Being able to lead anyone.