What are they good for? From a practical perspective, the promise of leadership seems designed to compensate for the insecurity that flows from doing what one is told. “If you are a good follower, then one day you will get to lead (all of your followers right over a cliff).” That leaders are patsies, scapegoats or sacrificial lambs is never admitted. Just another example of intent being used to disguise what really is. Leadership training is a scam. The verbiage says as much.