We often see things backwards when we try to empower others to lead. We tend to like those that make our jobs easier and those people usually do what we like when we like it. Too often those people find favor with a leader because they are a safe choice. These safe choices for leadership will likely rely on our way over the right way when the two conflict. They will wait to be told to act without risking a mistake. This can become a problem if they are trusted to make decisions of their own. Initiative is difficult to evaluate in the obedient because they get used to taking orders. Compliance isn’t always the best leadership attribute.