Great question, Tom! I've always admired FDR for guiding us through some of our nation's most difficult years...despite his own tremendous challenges. Unbelievable. Perhaps it's that personal test in the crucible of crisis that makes an individual more prepared to move others forward toward a common vision. Or maybe it just makes someone particularly fearless once they've faced down death and disability as more formidable opponents. Whatever it is, I think most leaders are made, not born, because of these unique life experiences.