I was reminded today that before and above all, a great leader is a leader who CARES!
A great leader is like the good shepherd who is willing to lay down his life the his sheep. As opposed to the hired hand who does not own the sheep. When the hired hands see the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and destroys it. The hired hands run away because he cares nothing for the sheep.
Leaders simply care to much to RUN.