Napoleon. Gandhi. Joan of Arc. Throughout history, ordinary people have risen out of obscurity to become shapers of history. According to self-help and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra, great men and women are not born leaders. They are people who see a need in the world and look inward.
Though the world is perhaps more suspicious and critical of leaders than it ever has been before. The leaders of today — from George W. Bush to Kenneth Lay to Yasser Arafat and Ariel Sharon — will probably receive mixed reviews when history looks back on them. But Deepak Chopra says great leaders are still possible, even in today's cynical age.
This hour, one of America's most popular spiritual gurus weighs in on what makes a great leader and how today's leaders are handling a world in crisis.
Deepak Chopra, physician and best-selling author of more than 30 books including "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success"
This program aired on April 9, 2002.