“To some extent the conventional views of leadership are shallow, and set us up for endless disappointment. There is an element of wanting to be rescued, of wanting a parental figure who will set all things right. Such fantasies for grown-up children should not lead us to dismiss the need for leaders nor the insistent popular expression of that need. A great many people who are not given to juvenile fantasies want leaders – leaders who are exemplary, who inspire, who stand for something, who help us set and achieve goals.” (Gardner, 1990, p. xi)
Gardner, J.W. (1990). On leadership. New York: The Free Press.