The paradox of the leadership imperative Still in the Las Vegas airport The paradox of the leadership imperative. Leadership and the power that comes with it is very tempting to misuse or rationalize it’s privileges. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.