A True Leader
A leader above all must be well respected and one way to achieve this respect, as a leader, is by taking a stance on controversial issues or by performing actions that provoke change. This change should be the grounds on which this leader stands at all costs. For the same grounds will hold the followers of said leader. The respect comes when the leader continues to hold the same significance or importance on the same issues without fear of losing followers. There we have the difference between political and military leaders.
The more respected of the two leaders is without a doubt the military leader. These leaders work very hard every day to become the leaders they are. They carry out orders from higher ranked leaders with supreme efficiency and order. Thereby creating better leaders from the training and hard work that are daily routines in their lives. Rank by rank increments increase their position of leadership and are by far the most respectable leaders in our world today.
Our political leaders are respected because of their abilty to remain a leader without necessarily taking a stance or provoking change on any contraversal issues. This is primarily because the political leader is trying to lead a much wider range of followers. They can not take a stance on issues as this would narrow the people following them, and in politics it is the people that keep you as their leader.