When an individual is part of a group driven by a strong leader with great conviction their actions and mentality exhibits abnormal behavior. The opposite holds true with groups led by weak leaders driven by selfish intentions. A group that is led by false pretenses exhibits normal behaviors.
This opposite effect of a weak leader is due to the lack of real influence. A person becomes a member of a group led by a weak leader because of previous experiences they had from another group with similar intentions that was lead by a strong leader. A persons membership in this new group, lead by a weak leader, is a testament to the power and influence a strong leader leaves on its members.
A perfect example of weak leadership exists in party politics. In the United States there are two predominate parties that divide the nation. If we are a member of either the Democratic or Republican Party, at one point in our past a strong leader of this group captured our admiration. It is also possible that our membership could be the result of our membership in another group who supports this party. It is rare in today’s politics to have a strong leader in control of a political party.
Most political parties are lead by leaders with selfish intent and therefore the influence over the group members is weak. The membership is more social and the behaviors and actions of these groups are normal. A member of a group with a weak leader will not follow that leader into battle. Weak leaders stand on the shoulders of giants.