So many problems come because the wrong people dominate. When the right people don’t step up, the wrong people gain power by default—and they’re not the most skilled.
Should the next generation step up, the right people must first wrest power from old, defaulted leadership. That’s not easy, especially since default leaders disrespect everyone because they didn’t earn their own positions of leadership. They simply filled a void created by potentially good leaders who didn’t step up.
If we want respect, we must respect ourselves first. The tougher lesson is that self-respect begins with tending to one’s own business.