William Ayot is a poet, presenter and workshop leader. Ayot has received many honors and awards for his poetry, including winning the Piccadilly Poets Competition for spoken word and being commissioned to write a poem for the 400th anniversary of the first performance of Julius Caesar at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Ayot's poem, "The Contract: A Word from the Led" explores why we follow our leaders and what we expect from them. As Ayot writes: "we follow them - not because we are paid, not because we might see some advantage... but simply because of who they are." Does this hold true in our own experiences and if so, to what extent? What do we look for in our leaders and what do we hope they give us in return? Ayot's piece provides ample opportunities to explore these questions and more.
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