One of the things I look for in leadership is encouragement and affirmation. Where this is lacking, there won't be many followers. This is not to detach from reality where the truth hurts sometime, but I'm convinced that a good leader recognises the value of positive leadership.
More of us are leaders at some point in our lives. Let's do so with constructive intention to the glory of God.
Colossians 4:8 (MSG)
8 I've sent him to you so that you would know how things are with us, and so he could encourage you in your faith.