Here’s some Zapatista art that presents the movement´s principles of leadership:
Obey, don’t order
Lower yourself, don’t elevate yourself
Suggest, don’t impose
Convince, don’t conquer
Represent, don’t replace
Serve, don’t take advantage
Construct, don’t destroy.
It’s an excellent list for authentically democratic relations between people and their representative. Basically: you are elected – to representa group of people. They are the important ones, not you. This is especially refreshing in a world where most “leaders” seem to have only heard about the second part of the list.
The first image has the principles in embroidery. Here’s a painted version!