As a leader I've found that you need to have a sense of humor. People will poke fun at you, mock you, mimic you. Honestly, just look at Saturday Night Live. The one character that you can count on to appear several times each season is the President of the United States. Who in this world is more mocked, mimicked and poked fun at then the Leader of the Free World? Now I do not want to talk about politics, but I ran across this spoof the other day and just had to share!
So remember, as a leader you are not only someone that people look up to, but also a target. Have a sense of humor, because if you can't laugh at yourself, you won't keep your team's trust and goodwill.