Most professionals in the western world have been conditioned since childhood to respect their elders or those in superior professional positions as them. Essentially, we have observed that the higher somebody gets in their organizational hierarchy, the less objectivity the receive from those in their company (e.g. for fear of getting reprimanded or fired, those who report to leaders are less likely to challenge their leader's perspectives). The executive mastermind group prides itself on challenging other leaders and encouraging others in the group to challenge us. We believe that there is no such thing as an intentionally bad leader but we do believe that the longer a leader, or anyone for that matter, goes unchallenged in their way of thinking, the more likely they are to make a mistake and negatively impact their team.