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Good leadership is a combination of action, stewardship, and wisdom. What sets a leader apart from most others is that he or she ventures into the unknown -- without certainty. If they're smart enough, they do so after calculating all of the risks. But sometimes and sooner or later, a leader has to step into the unknown and make a decision without precedent.

Since there is a paucity of wisdom in leading, you see a rise of adhocracies and other forms of governance.

Some create a leadership manque through reading the wisdom produced by others, and then leading with book-in-hand (name any sect: Marxists, Christians, etc.). This works until a failure of personal abilities creates a wisdom void and the process repeats in some form.

The absence of leadership creates a problem: entropy. Without (good) leadership, there is no further development of (virtuous) order, resources get expended without being channeled into useful systems of innovation. Otherwise, once resources go low, it leads to a Dark Age scenario, until the problem repeats itself.

So the problems of leadership can't be set aside with mere political theories or desires for freedom from leadership. No, the only solution is to rise up, take the personal risks that are required to create experience, learn from mistakes, and lead -- leaving room for others to take the helm once in awhile.

The New World Order will create a system for leaders to develop, has short term-cycles for faster evolution of civic wisdom, and a hierarchy of power for successful adventurists to rise through the ranks by the People themselves. Study it.

See the Snide Guide to Leadership

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