The Midrash says that on Mount Sinai, God appeared to each person according to his or her individual understanding.
The Jewish definition of leadership is the ability to react to each person in a different way.
Perhaps it is a Divine gift to be able to appear different to each person, according to his or her need.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From Simple Words, p. 159, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz