Ernest Shackleton has been a big role model of mine. He was in it for the team. He knew what he wanted them to achieve but was prepared to change this for changing circumstances and set a new vision " He would lose no one", he was resilient, driven and compassionate. They survived.
Another Role model has been Bruce Parry. English adventurer that lives with different remote cultures. He is always accepted into the community because he always shows genuine interest in their lives and culture. He has a way of appearing to make them feel valued which they return with pride and generosity.
They don't sound like bad leadership characteristics to me. What do you think or who is your role model?