Are expectations changing for leaders?

I read part of a story in this week’s Newsweek this morning about what America, and the world, needs post-President Bush. Regardless of your political leanings, it’s an interesting article in considering what’s next. But here’s the quote that stood out to me:

“In a new global survey, most nations polled believed that China would act more responsibly in the world than the United States. The problem isn’t that America is too strong, but that it’s seen as too arrogant and insensitive.”

The essay talks about some of this stemming from the strong (I’ll add “more CEO-style”) leadership of Bush. Leaders must take responsiblility, and strong leaders are needed. But in a world that expects communication and even input, are the expectations of leaders changing? In business? In church? And should they?

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