In today's world, "leadership" is endlessly spouting mindless slogans, and letting dozens of nameless drones within the oligarchy to make all the decisions. And, whenever something good happens, the "leader" will take the credit, but when he starts getting buried with scandal, he'll "look into it," and nothing happens.
Compare: " "Viewpoint" [J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, CHEMTECH 16(10) (1986) 628] "... The day that a director of a research center like this one stops being a scientist, he's useless. ... Any fool can administer. People forget that they were made heads of centers because they were doing good science. So they lose their competence, they become manipulators of men, just to keep themselves in power."