The Washington Post launches a new podcast series on leadership with David Sedaris's heartening short meditation on good-personhood. David Foster Wallace touched on a different aspect of the same idea in what's possibly the greatest definition of leadership ever.

But as a related lament, if a respected publication’s otherwise wonderful new podcast series on leadership opens with a 15-second ad, what exactly is it leading toward? A leader’s every choice, big or small, pushes the world either closer to a better reality or further away from it. 

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