Did you catch this quote on Dave Black’s blog (Friday, April 11, 2008 at 12:52 pm)?
“The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.” – John Stuart Mill
Why do you think leaders want to exercise authority over others, especially since Scripture never gives them authority over others? Perhaps its because leadership by example is so much harder and relational?