"We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion." Doctrine and Covenants 121:39
This is quite similar to the old saying, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" (Did I get that right?) It truly is the nature and disposition of men that when they get a little power, they begin to enjoy controlling and commanding others, simply for the enjoyment of having them obey. Some people even micromanage others. How can a person maintain authority without becoming controlling?
I have been put i positions of authority that forced me to have to be the one in control, even though that is not a comfortable position for me. But I think my own weaknesses as a person have made me feel inadequate, and have kept me from feeling that I "know it all", or that I have absolute say in all things. My own weaknesses and concern about doing the right thing have made me want the opinion of others, and have made me want others to do their own part so I won't have to do it myself! With power comes great responsibility, and I personally want as much input as possible to make sure that when I'm in charge, my decisions have been well informed!
Now go check out what the other consortium members have to say about this issue!