Rabbi Waskow intended to be arrested. It was a planned act of civil disobedience. He's been standing up for justice for 50-plus years, and he has no intention of letting the fact that he's 85 and needs a cane stop him.
He's an inspiration.
Obviously there are a lot of different models of leadership, and a lot of places leaders can stand viz the community, but maybe at its essence, it's that.