I had the great misfortune not too long ago to find myself in a position of accountability to someone in a leadership role who clearly did not respect me and who, equally clearly, did not have my best interests at heart at all. It was a stressful, painful, frightening and truly miserable time in my life.
Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don't fall in line with people who don't respect us and who we don't believe have our best interests at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst.
Thank God that chapter in my experience is now behind me.