I have decided to abandon the search for a leader I can admire, or follow. I do what I can to be the leader I would like to work for. Perhaps that's all I can hope for. What I have encountered over the last forty years has been big egos that have successfully climbed towards power. Some of them have parts of the good leader equation, but what I'm seeing is the people who have the work ethics, communication skills and mentoring abilities I admire do not gravitate towards top positions. Or if they did, a more aggressive persons with less skills beat them to the command positions. Have you worked for persons you admired and learned from that were in top positions ?