In business people want to be led; they appreciated and value leadership . . . . . . . . . They will buy into being led if the leader is confident and has a clear direction and strategy; it is better to be led (and make some personal and probably superficial compromises) than not to be led at all.
Being led by a confident bold leader with a clear direction means one less thing to worry about; you can get on with your own issues when you know that your country, your business, your club is in the hands of a bold leader with a transparent plan. The only era of peace that the Arab world has known was the 400 years when they are ruled by Genghis Khan; being ruled by a Mongolian dictator was not ideal but it did bring its own rewards.
People want to be part of something bigger than themselves. Contrary to Pink Floyd lyrics we want to be ‘another brick in the wall’ as long as the wall recognizes, values and rewards each brick’s uniqueness.