My approach to leadership is very simple. It only has 2 parts:
1. I love people, and I try my best to behave in ways that inspire love and admiration from my people.
2. I don’t give a damn whether my people love or admire me.
I think that combining  and  is very powerful. Many leaders I observe can only do one or the other, so they are less effective than they could be.
Update 2013/08/10: Evelyn Woods calls it “unconditional leadership”. I really like it.