Give me chip lead position anytime, I personally think it takes the presure off.
OK Ill explain my reasoning
You have achieved the chip leader status in one of 3 ways ( or a combination of them)
1. Good play (tight aggressive making the most of your hands)
2. Poor opponents (loose aggressive players,call stations and fishermen)
3. Playing BINGO
There is a tendancy now and this is where a large amount of players blow it is they feel compelled to try to take everyone else out, calling bets with underdog hands or trying to bully the rest of the table ( thats fine if it is near the bubble, the blinds are worth stealing and you have a big enough chip stack to take some losses) but otherwise it is the wrong policy.
If you got your chip lead by
method 1 why change a winning stratagy?
method 2 the quality of opposition is going to improve so you are the one taking the risks
method 3 your luck wont hold forever.
Basically you have the chip lead it is time to continue or adopt a tight aggressive style, that way you have a good chance of winning every hand you play in, your opponents will respect your play ( giving you the chance to bluff a pot occasionally) and what is more likely you have enough chips for the stage when all you get dealt are rags which if you are calling everyhand will soon eat into your chip stack.