Among the points he discussed in "My Journey: A Political Life" is the fact that Tony Blair drank more than was usual as a means of coping with the pressure of being Prime Minister. The pressures of holding a top job are immense. One of the ways that leaders deal (aside from self-medication) is walling themselves off from their feelings. But those leaders who are self-aware do themselves and their followers a service by being honest.
It's not just any old person who can get a job created just for them: God, perhaps, or Fonzworth Bentley, P Diddy's personal wielder of his Puffjesty's umbrella. Stephen Carter (Lord Carter of Barnes, to give him his full name) has just been slotted into a brand new job at Alcatel-Lucent.