At a very early age, children learn how to manipulate (for a lack of better words) situations within their family. They learn how to get what they want or need.
The question for parents is, Who is really leading who?
We know parents are responsible for leading their children, but in many situations children lead their parents.
We often see the same within the church.
Leaders often allow followers to do the leading. Why? Leaders may be afraid someone will be offended. It may be they lack the knowledge to address the situation appropriate. Perhaps they do not understand their role.
We could speculate all day, but leaders must approach this God given task with the earnest desire to lead, and lead as God has directed.