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Noel Oco

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Why is there a shortage of great leaders in the world today?

We need more leaders that will lead people to make a positive social change in the world today. Why don't we have more leaders to help solve all the major issues concerning the world today?


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  • Jun 14 2013: Great leaders don't grow on planters, never had. In my opinion the amount of the so called "great leaders" per million people has been almost constant throughout history, of course I am only guessing here, but I think it is a very reasonable assumption to make, so I think the problem is not in the quantity but in the times, we are living times in which things evolve too fast, and whether we realize it or not, leadership is a very competed area where leaders become obsolete too soon, not because of themselves but because newer generations demand immediate satisfaction and when they don't get it, they shift sides too easy.

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