Truth is, some of us follow our leaders with such rabid loyalty that we fail to see their flaws or hold them accountable for their failures. Perhaps it’s a cultural impulse that implores us to follow blindly: we are so wired and conditioned to follow one man or woman, figurehead or mambo without question, that we become incapable of taking a step back and objectively judging them purely by the outcomes (or lack thereof) of their actions and leadership.