Cute video with Sharna Fabiano and her partner Isaac Oboka about the roles of leading and following.
My feeling is that the term follower is much to passive, because to follow well, one must be active and engaged. I like to think of the follower as my partner in the dance, that I happen to be leading. She is actively accompanying me, while adding her own voice. but not interfering with the direction, general rhythm, and steps that I am proposing. But notice that I say, "proposing," that is because more experienced followers CAN, from time to time, heavily influence all three of those things.