Well, you see. Once you call him a leader, you have positioned him in a reputed level in the society.
Who is a leader? Who works for the society or for the people.
Their prime goal is to make the society better.
Though we might know numerous whose intentions weren't that admirable.
But speaking in general terms they want the betterment. So what's bad in Involving the mass? After all a leader's goal is for the development of the mass.
Moreover, to achieve big things one needs unity. So it's fine , I believe.