Leadership. It is the most read-about subject in business. It is the most talked-about theme in politics. It is the most needed commodity for today’s problem-choked world. Yet a true understanding of leadership remains ever elusive.There is a serious shortage of skilled leaders who can solve our world’s mounting problems. We must ask the all-important question, Why does our world lack leadership? There is a cause for every effect. There are reasons for our leadership deficit. Let’sanalyze several root causes.
For a contrast to the leadership of today, we need look no further than 100 years ago, when a man who would be president inspired deep loyalty in a regiment of soldiers by virtue of his personal integrity, heart and courage. Here is a story of Teddy Roosevelt, on the 100-year anniversary of the last days of his Rough Riders.
Two of the most frequent phrases used by observers to describe Kosovo in the Balkans are “the tinderbox of Europe” and “the powder keg of Europe.” Kosovo could yet provide the tinder to spark the flames of the greatest war man will ever know.