I read this somewhere, I can't remember where but that does not matter. It talks about the LAW OF INFLUENCE. It emphasized that the true measure of Leadership is Influence, nothing more, nothing less. Whether good or bad, if we observe carefully, leaders do exert certain level of influence in everyday situations all around us.
Someone once said, 'The very essence of all power to influence lies in getting the others to participate'. Put it simply, if a leader can't influence, no one will follow. The point is, good influence or bad influence, its like a two-edged sword. It can be either positive or negative. If used negatively, it can lead people astray and to disaster. But the agenda of great leaders are different. They use their influence to motivate and do what is right for the benefit of everyone.