This is a new phenomenon - that we must live without leaders. And this is the situation because there are none worthy to lead.
As I have said before, most modern leaders are overpromoted middle managers; mediocrities who are permanently out of their depth, avoidant of judgement, and reliant on committees and protocols to tell them what to do. The others are psychopaths - some charismatic, others merely aggressive; parasites who aim to exploit by manipulation.
There aren't any other kinds of leaders - at least not in large powerful influential organisations - and this includes the Christian churches. There are some genuine leaders of individual church congregations (I know one) - but none at the national level.
This is a novelty - to be without leaders to follow; to be in the position where we have to work things out for ourselves or else passively to consume garbage and nonsense.
In a nutshell we must be active - in our thinking; and part of this is that we need to know that we know, and know what we know - explicitly in a way that was not always the case.
Being right and doing right but without knowing it is right, has become a rare and fragile situation; extremely vulnerable to external subversion and indeed inversion.
So on the one hand there are no leaders of authority, no leaders worthy of being followed; and on the other hand, to survive and thrive, to remain Good in the face of endemic evil... we need to be conscious and self aware in such a way that, well, we do not need leaders... or at least, not in the way that we used to.
In sum: anyone who needs leadership in the modern world is going to be corrupted; so we will have-to strive to be the kind of person that can hold to good, and can discover new kinds of good, without leaders.
We needn't be infallible and unerring, luckily; just so long as we are properly motivated towards Good, and recognise and repent our errors and lapses. Just so long as we learn from experience - we will zag-zag in the right direction.