Take clear stands and stay connected—the essence of leadership. The task of being an effective authority figure remains the same, whether reader's role impacts many or a few. It is, on a small yet important scale, a heroic quest that requires a true combination of art and science. The leader's quest has been undertaken since the dawn of time. Reader need only to be a clear-eyed observer of his/her own emotional and behavioral reactions. From there, reader can create his/her own clarity about how to be the most effective leader he/she can be. A transformational leader knows how to foster both. Many who find themselves in positions of authority desire so much to be "one of the gang" or "just a regular guy" that they undermine their ability to lead. Some dictate and erode the connection necessary for leading.