The nature of the requisite authority is ambiguous and entails the need for autonomy and dependence of the individuals. The styles and the expression of leadership emerge from the psychodynamic processes between autonomy and dependence. The attraction of one pole, namely the possibility to be properly contained, is always in tension with the other pole, the unconditional surrender to a conductor who, dismissing the binding of delegation and legitimacy, can then proceed to an uncontrollable domination. In this paper the processes of moralistic and personalistic reduction and the ability to generate plural forms in the exercise of leadership will be addressed.
Keywords: Ambiguity, power, relation, conformity, affective codes, desire.