For those who remember the Star Trek television and movie series, the "Prime Directive" is probably firmly embedded into your mind. What was the Prime Directive? It was the fundamental mandate by Star Fleet Command strictly forbidding its personnel and representatives from substantively interfering in the development of the beings and civilizations they encountered in their interplanetary travels.
From a leadership perspective I've been entertaining the idea that we (those in leadership roles of some kind) might also be bound by a Prime Directive of our own: Our fundamental responsibility is to cultivate and empower the leaders around us.
Nanu and shazbot! (Oops, wrong scifi series.) ;-)
For your consideration, nonetheless.