Our present criteria for leadership within our societies have undoubtedly failed us. So in identifying the next generation of leaders within our communities, let us start by looking in the right places and for the right people. We need more options – better options – not for competition’s sake, rather for the cause of spiritual, civic and personal excellence. Mind you, such excellence is by no means reserved for some exclusive minority. It is however a mere reward for hardwork, discipline, passion, and goodwill, and is certainly accessible to all.