Controversial viewpoint: As a fintech start-up you need followship more than leadership

Look at LinkedIn and most so-called professional business fora and we see page after page on leadership and what is needed to lead and drive change.

Strangely though it's vanishingly rare to see anyone look at the flip-side of followship...

What is followship? Simply put, if you have a number of people who are leaders then surely one of the requirements to actually be a leader is to have followers? Otherwise that person is simply a person going about his or her business.

An example of followship (albeit not stated in that language) is Amazon

Leaders are obligated to respectfully challenge decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have conviction and are tenacious. They do not compromise for the sake of social cohesion. Once a decision is determined, they commit wholly.

The slightly obfuscatory language is indeed about followship "Once a decision is determined" - by whom? The leader of leaders perhaps? "They commit wholly." They being the followers of the decision making leader?

This indicates you need more followers than leaders.