For the past few thousand years, leaders have been appointed on ability. It made sense to have someone leading people, organisations and countries who had lots of ability and was able to do what was needed.
Without good leadership, countries, communities and companies will achieve nothing of any consequence. They will slowly decay and inevitably fall prey to opportunistic predators who seek to grab power in order to use it for their own selfish purposes.
Britain’s vote to leave the EU has triggered much reaction around the world. In itself, the markets’ reaction to the result of their referendum is a comment about the connected, interrelated, interdependent world we live in today.
There are many questions we need to ask ourselves about leaders and leadership. By doing so, we might choose or follow better leaders and make sure that those who are not doing what they should be doing are soon replaced by leaders who are capable of leading properly.