Who then is the wise leader, and who is the foolish? That is easy to answer.
The wise rules by authority, the fool rules by force.
The wise seeks counsel, the fool seeks praise.
The wise repairs the fundament, the fool decorates the roof.
The wise lifts up the project, the project lifts up the fool.
Leadership is a heavy burden on the wise, but wings on the fool.
Perhaps Laozi (Lao-Tzu) said it best:
"When the wise has completed the great work, the people say: We did it all by ourselves!"