This is my second journal entry on skills that I feel will be essential to rebuild society. This time I’m choosing to to focus on leadership. All throughout history great leaders have appeared to usher in the next era of human civilization. Now I am not going to get into a debate of the best type of leader, good, bad, benevolent or whatever. How history judges these leaders is irrelevant (well not really, just not what this entry is about). I’m focusing on what makes someone good at leading, not if the results of their leadership was good.
Anyone can be in charge through firepower, but in the long run spending so much time, effort and resources on suppression of the population is not sustainable. Eventually resources will need to be diverted towards an external threat and control will be lost. So firepower alone isn’t enough. Continue reading