Downfalls often boil down to personal needs once again. When motivation reverts back to a personal need and no longer lies in a collective need, the leader is doomed to fail. A leader who goes from the collective back to the personal loses the power given by the followers to be their leader.
Pain can be converted into a vision , but only if we allow ourselves to truly acknowledge, feel and endure that pain. Brushing off painful feelings is a way of pushing them into the subconscious instead of transforming them into an asset.
I would say that pain can certainly make a leader – it is often the essence behind one becoming a leader. This remark is better explained through the stories and experiences of some key iconic leaders in history.