“I’m Yertle the Turtle! Oh, marvelous me!For I am the ruler of all that I see!”…

So goes the refrain from from one of the stories that shaped my young mind as grade-schooler. As I look back on that story, I cannot help but notice how current is the point of this little parable in the discussion of modern leadership culture.

As the story goes, Yurtle is “King” of the pond and unsatisfied with his power.