Here's a thought: one of the critical dynamics in leadership is the tension between "being on top of things" and "not micromanaging." That is, the subtle space of being both engaged but not overly directive. If it were drawn out on a scale, then clearly the place to be on that scale will differ with the circumstances, etc. It takes great skill, I think, to know precisely how much involvement the leader should apply to any given initiative to achieve optimal success. I'm still pretty new at this one, but I'm learning.