Leadership again

I’m still pondering the mysteries of leadership.  Every time my paper shows pictures of polar bears standing on ever-shrinking ice floes, I say to myself, ‘I know about that.  It’s like Canute trying to stop the tide going out.  But leadership ….. the strong, confident, decisive, affirming, encouraging role model is all very well.  Except that people [or at least people like me] actually bounce off that and are repelled by it.  And the Jesus model of teacher, leader, healer, sufferer …. is all about creating a new kind of space and openness within which people can find healing and grow.  As always, it’s a balance but where is the point of balance?