I totally agree with what you said. You can be a leader and try to innovate but if your idea is not supported by good management to achieve your goal this most probably will end up on a shelf and forgotten. Unfortunately we see this happen often in the industry and it is a pitty because there are individuals who really have good ideas and good vision who come up with new concepts, if they are only supported a little bit better they can take us to the next level.
I believe that every individual has great potential in him/her. A good leader can evoke that potential to a great benefit for all, irrespective if it's for a team, a company or a whole country.
Thru time humans have been led to believe that to educate is to teach. Well I cannot disagree more, because the Greek equivalent for education means to pull out of one's inner substance of the individual.
By keeping in mind such a meaning we can discover endless possibilities. Thus a great leader can find and coordinate the coherence needed to succeed to any aim or goal that any company, country etc.. is pointing at.
Unfortunately this is still quite a misunderstood concept and I believe that for humans to come into that level of understanding they first need to take what I call 'A leap of faith' and they have to start to admit that the old systems have never gave the 100% results to pointed strategies.