Allow me to clarify what I mean by defining those I think of as a leader of leaders. The leader of leaders doesn’t exhibit one kind of behavior. They have many attributes and characteristics; what drives one does not drive the other. Still, I believe there is a commonality, and that commonality must be “Independence.” There is no substitute for this lifestyle of personal freedom and independence for these people.
Where this comes from is our childhood. Since our very survival depends on the care given to us as newborns and babies, it cannot come sooner. But if nurtured as the unique beings we are, we quickly show evidence of our specialness. In most cases, however, events dictate, and our parents or caregivers influence our becoming more of what they want, and what we want begins to recede. The child simply does not have the tools necessary to fight off the pressures put on them as impressionable children. Play with clay, and you will know what I mean.
So, I believe the Leader of Leaders is asserting themselves, compelled to be themselves, regardless of circumstances that push and pull them to be something else. Once this becomes rooted in the child, how they express their inner drive of self is up for grabs. As different as each snowflake is from any other, so are independent people who can express themselves and their independence.
From the lost soul on the streets to the college professor, to the wealthiest oligarch and entrepreneur, to the socially committed person seeking only to make the world a better place for everyone. Their commonality is “self.”
Being me, what else? —And wanting this for you, too—We both benefit