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By John Kane

The Democratic Leader argues that leaders occupy a special position in democracies. The foundational precept of democracy -- renowned sovereignty -- signifies that the folks needs to rule. but the folks can rule basically via granting a belief of authority to person leaders. This produces a stress that leads to a different form of management, particularly, democratic management. Democratic leaders, after they have the boldness and authority of the folks, are very robust simply because they rule via consent and never via worry. but in lots of respects they're the weakest of leaders, simply because democrats mistrust leaders and impose on them a variety of far-reaching constraints--legal, ethical and political. The democratic chief needs to endlessly navigate the strong and contending forces of public cynicism, based within the suspicion that every one leaders are self-interested power-seekers, and of public idealism, based in a perennial wish that reliable leaders will act nobly via sacrificing themselves for the folk. The Democratic chief suggests that the inherent trouble of this kind of management can't be resolved, and certainly is critical for securing the energy and balance of democracy.

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