We are able to take authority by virtue of our spiritual knowledge, though with humility and without ego. In dreams we will often find ourselves taking the lead before we are consciously able to do so.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Leadership qualities are not necessarily ones that everybody has or will use. Often we can surprise ourselves in dreams by doing things that we would not normally do, and becoming a leader is one of them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Dreaming of a dog lead symbolizes the connection between ourselves and our lesser nature.
To have lost the dog lead would indicate a loss of control. Leading someone in a dream pre-supposes that we know what we are doing and where we are going. Being led suggests that we have allowed someone else to take control of a situation around us. You might also like to consult the entries for harness and halter.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- Dreaming of a dog lead (also see Harness and Halter) would symbolise the connection between ourselves and our lesser nature.
To have lost the dog lead would indicate a loss of control. Leading someone in a dream pre-supposes that we know what we are doing and where we are going. Being led suggests that we have allowed someone else to take control of a situation around us.
2- Leadership qualities are not necessarily ones that everybody will use. Often we can surprise ourselves in dreams by doing things that we would not normally do, and taking the lead is one of them.
3- We are able to take authority by- virtue of our spiritual knowledge. This can be done with humility and without ego.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Motivation to pursue advancement. Or loneliness. Life needs to be better organized. This is a dream that almost always calls on your inner guide, or how you are guiding others. Can you lead and still let others lead you?... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(1) Bearing in mind that the T in dreams is almost invariably your conscious ego, you may be fairly sure that leading others (people or animals) in a dream means you are - or that you should be-in control of your unconscious forces; of your emotions; or of your life-situation.
(2) If in the dream you are being led, who or what is leading you? If it is a person of the opposite sex, it may be your anima / animus. If
so, you must distinguish between leading and controlling: that your anima / animus should take you by the hand and show you things you had never deigned to look at - in yourself - before, is good; but an anima / animus that wants to take over the whole psyche is overcompensating for having been neglected - so now is the time to stop neglecting it and denying it a place in your conscious life (for anima / animus, see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).
Alternatively, he, she or it could represent some (unconscious) attitude or instinctive drive. Where are you being led: towards your true self or astray?
(3) Is the leader an authority figure? If so, he or she may represent either some actual person (father, for instance) or some belief-system (a dogmatic religious or other institution) that is influencing you, perhaps to the extent of moulding you. The dream may be telling you that your life should be ruled from within, not from outside.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
To dream that you lead something shows that you are taking control of certain facets of your life. For example, if you walk a dog in the dream, it may be a reference to your sexual nature.
If you are led by someone, you must ask yourself what psychological principles you are following, and if they are leading down a good path.
The dream could represent your desires. In this sense, Eastern tradition says that a person controlled by his anxieties will never be happy. This saying comes from those who know how to direct themselves and limit their ambitions.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we find ourselves pleading for something – begging or appealing – we have some extreme need for whatever is represented. This might, for instance, be some kind of assistance or sanctuary.... Dream Meanings of Versatile