THE call is out today for leadership, for men and women to guide institutions and communities toward solutions to society's critical problems. While the focus in a campaign year is on political leadership, just offstage are many leaders quietly untangling social snarls and changing the world.
Today the Monitor begins a series, "Breakthrough Leaders: Undoing Crime and Crisis," that focuses on three dynamic leaders and how they are changing entrenched attitudes about prisons, street gangs, and domestic violence against women.
Beginning on page 10, learn how prison warden Dennis Luther is shaping an overcrowded new federal prison into a remarkable model of order and respect.
A woman prosecutor in Massachusetts challenges domestic violence.
In Los Angeles, a community leader works to end street gangs.
Effective leaders and how they lead.