“In a perfect world, we would be blessed with transforming leaders and servant leaders, who live and breathe for the benefit of their followers. In a somewhat less perfect world, we would have leaders who mirrored their followers, who represented them honestly and authentically.”
“But in the world in which we actually live, leaders tend to put self-interest ahead of the public interest. In such a circumstance, no one assumes that leaders are morally superior, or that they care fervently about their followers. Rather, we know on some level that leaders and followers are more or less alike – both are plain people, no less and no more beneficent than the rest.” (Kellerman, 2012, p. 98)
Kellerman, B. (2012). The end of leadership. New York: Harper Business.