Under some circumstances, the rule of law must yield to the need for energy.... The American republic was the first to have a strong executive that was intended to be republican as well as strong... law is always imperfect by being universal, thus an average solution even in the best case, that is inferior to the living intelligence of a wise man on the spot... The best source of energy turns out to be the same as the best source of reason--one man.via Wikipedia:
Hermann Graf Keyserling, founder of the School of Wisdom at Darmstadt, was the first to use the term "Führerprinzip". His work was astonishingly influential during the 1930s and 1940s, not only in Germany. He recommended that Europeans should adopt something resembling the Hindu caste system. It was, however, Keyserling's claim that certain 'gifted individuals' were 'born to rule', not on the basis of birth or class but of 'the laws of nature'