I will say that it is better to be a loyal, intelligent follower. My reason is because an insecure leader has the propensity to make risky decisions that may have irreversible impacts on a sea of followers. However, the loyal, intelligent follower will be able to develop a filtering process by which he assesses which of the leaders' actions he agrees with from which he does not. The fact that he is intelligent will dictate that he has the capacity to discern, dispite his loyalty. The loyal, intelligent follower will learn from his leader's mistakes and one day become a great leader himself.