Leadership is a peculiar kind of calling. Major leadership roles, particularly at the level of a chief executive, aren’t necessarily appropriate for those who have achieved distinction in positions which may be, in a hierarchical sense, lower on the totem pole. Nor should such persons, however gifted they may be, necessarily want to take on positions of leadership in the institutions of which they are a part. The best physician won’t necessarily make a good hospital administrator or medical dean, the best engineer won’t necessarily make a good division president, the best teacher won’t necessarily make a good school principal, and the best athlete won’t necessarily make a good coach. There is no shame, and often much merit, in a person’s simply deciding he’s not cut out to have power and authority over, and responsibility for, a large number of followers.