Are leaders born, made, developed, created, cultivated, or products of circumstances? Is leadership reserved only for an elite few, a specific gender, people of a particular social stratum, or those of advanced intelligence? Is leadership the prerogative of a rare breed; is it a by-product of the superior DNA of a super-race? Or can anyone from anywhere at any time emerge as a leader? In some form , these questions have been around for thousands of years.
Leaders are ordinary people who accept or are placed under extraordinary circumstances that being forth their latent potential, producing character that inspires the confidence and trust of others. Our world today is in desperate need of such individuals.
The leaders of our time are bewildered when they are called upon to explain why our world is the way it is or to suggest a direction for the future. Many people in positions of public trust confess that they are just trying to keep the lid on, and others have abandoned even that hope.
Excerpt from The Spirit of Leadership
Each person is meant to fulfill his unique part in the whole, each being responsible for leadership in his sphere of assignment