[...] Many people must be ruled to thrive. In their selfishness and greed, they see free people as their oppressors. They wish to have a leader who will cut the taller plants so the sun will reach them. They think no plant should be allowed to grow taller than the shortest, and it that way give light to all. They would rather be provided a guiding light, regardless of the fuel, than light a candle themselves.
Someome has to make the calls. A good leader has to make tough, informed decisions. Recognize his soldiers' speacle strengths and use them accordingly. Fight to win, with the knowledge than he may die trying. But most important, a leader won't ask anyone to do anything he wouldn't do himself.