“The Duracell leader keeps going when other leaders have stopped. In fact Duracell leaders can last five or six times longer than an ordinary leader.”
Or so such an advert might read were the battery manufacturer ever to produce leaders.
We have all probably encountered ‘Duracell leaders’ at some stage in our careers. They are often forces of nature, tearing into situations where others might fear to tread. Their energy overwhelms us as we stand back and watch in awe. They go, and go, and go.
Yet in a peculiar way the Duracell leader can be as disempowering as the most dictatorial leader you can imagine.