Kings really can make some good declarations, can’t they? They want. They receive.
We have left behind the kingly model of leadership in this day and age – but many things still feature the echo of that kingly impulse. A film director can be very like a king – creating entire worlds with his words, hundreds of people all gathered around to please him. And theatre directors can take on this persona at times as well. Broadway Producers will tend to only hire the most king-like directors to bring work to the stage.
CEOS in some companies. School Principals. There are worlds of people who can still say, “It shall be so” and make it so it shall be.