Where Have All The Leaders Gone!

leadersOn the 50th anniversary of the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, I ask myself, where are the great leaders of today, who has picked up that  and is now considered to be in that group.

The only name I could come up with was Nelson Mandela, and sadly, he is no longer in a leadership position.

Having read Audacity of Hope by Barrack Obama I thought that he might become a great leader, but whether it’s because of the Global Economic Crisis that he has had to deal with, or partisan politics, I think the impact that he has made has been much less than what he had hoped, and certainly less than I had hoped.

We seem to live in an age where self interest and money seem to be the main goals, celebrity is king and reality TV rules. It seems to be every man for himself.

We have just come out, or are coming out of a banking crisis, yet JP Morgan are still capable to pay fines of $13billion, and yet no one seems to be punished.

So my question is where have all the Leaders gone?

Where will the next generation of Leaders come from and who will their role models be?

I’d be interested to know your thoughts?

Gordon Tredgold

Leadership Principles