Everyone begins life in a completely self-centered state. When a child is properly raised, the egocentric state gradually gives way to a widening circle of empathy and responsibility. On the contrary, if a child (as most do) has an inconsistent upbringing, he will emerge into adulthood with flat spots in his character, immaturities which will constrain to self-concern, fueled by judgment, when he is under pressure.
You cannot truly assume responsibility for a creative field without having developed a capacity for empathy. Without empathy, a leader must resort to control by force. He does not inspire, but requires. He does not compel by force of the virtue which courses through him; he simply bludgeons those around him into submission. Such leadership is not sustainable. Neither is it fulfilling.
A leader who continually refines his capacity for empathy, however, generates an upward pressure in his field of responsibility. It is an attractive leadership in the sense that empathy creates a bond that can withstand the pressures of creative activity. We need more leaders like this!