Where have all the leaders come from?


This is a counter question to Iacocca’s: ‘where have all the leaders gone?’

My surprise finding is:

From common relative obscurity.

In many cases the super, duper leaders were not conventional high-IQ, Ivy League, big-mo stuff.

In Jesus’s case, he speaks about him as the stone that the builders rejected becoming the cornerstone. He is talking about not playing even a normal role in society before he became the big guru that everyone sought after!

Iacocca himself says that crisis creates the leader.

Let me tell this about Indira Gandhi, former prime minister of India. I remember reading about her Oxford student days – if the classmates were offered a guess at naming a future world leader from among them, Indira Gandhi would have beeen the last one of the list! Yet she was the one who made it!

Let me make a prediction about Justin Trudeau. Before his appearance on the scene, Liberal party was all but written off! Now there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm about the liberal party. Why is that?

Leaders are normal people who are born in the moment of a crisis and who are willing to take charge when opportunity presents itself.


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