Well, yes, if these rules were created only to increase the distance and strengthen the barrier between a leader and her team, then by all means, please break them.
On the other hand, rules that are established in order to draw a team closer together, and therefore closer to their goal, these rules can be quite helpful.
Rules that are free of selfish pride and political agenda, that contribute to the health and good of the whole…
These rules should be followed with sincerity.
Rules that protect the status quo, reinforce pointless bureaucracy, and de-value the individual…
These rules were made to be broken.