Great leaders never control their subordinates. They nurture them, to help them discover their true direction.
To rule you don't need to conquer, you need to become a part of the system. You can't lead by standing on the top, but only by walking together with your team.
As a leader,standing at the top can make your people's issues seem miniscule. Only when you stand beside your people,you can really help them solve their problems.
People who are the strongest have the most tragic story of their own.