Chapter 1

Introduction

The goal of this book is two-fold. The first is to challenge the way we determine who our leaders should be. Should leaders be chosen based on the formal education they achieve? Should they be determined by public perception, i.e., elections? Should they be determined and allowed to lead based on formally acquired leadership, rank, or title? Should they be chosen based on their socio-economic privilege and status?

The above factors should be considered as relevant in the right to lead. They may be necessary; however, they may not be sufficient.

The second and primary focus is to examine what other factors influence the ability to lead beyond the factors named above. Are there factors besides these that should determine ...

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