Originally Posted by Plato
And yes. Act like a leader to be treated like one.
I think some people believe that acting brutally -- taking what you want, with a win/lose intention -- IS the key to being a leader. I'm thinking of some certain recent world politicians who have operated that way. Personally, I think operating with a win/win intention is more effective, but I recognize that not everyone agrees.
In any case, I'd recommend taking your next right action towards what you really want, rather than simply reacting away from what you don't want, because it tends to feel better.