DGD - As other dances make it work without confusion, why don't we do it in latin (admittedly I find it difficult to see how it could work well in standard, but just because I can't see it doesn't mean someone else can't make it work).
Yeah, in standard, the forward moving partner is the driving force, but typically the leader still directs (engine versus steering wheel to stick with the car analogy).
When I am following latin, i love to take over and do some personal styling (as mentioned earlier, in overturned fan type positions, travelling spins and the like, just add a little pressure at the appropriate point to request the initiative and hey presto, off you go, with the 'leader' matching the styling.
When I am talking about taking the initiative, what I see in other styles is more initiative to personal styling (wiggles, squiggles, funky moves and spining, rather than leading the leader directly). Although I have seen on the fly role reversal (which I consider to be different as the roles are clearly switched with the leader (now follower) being formally lead). My mind was more towards styling and funky stuff (defined
). Does that clarify or confuse (I'm not sure).