We need transformational leadership more than ever before to help us make the bold choices we need to make not to simply assist in postponing the inevitable. We need leaders willing to lead with character, credibility and the courage of their conviction. We need leaders with a strong and clear sense of purpose and a willingness to tackle opportunities to the ground, with fierce resolve and total commitment. The transformational leaders we need for the task at hand can, in fact, be built. They are not all born as some would suggest. We must come to a more elevated level of sophistication and understanding on this point and not succumb to the folklore and popular myth that great leadership can only come from the genes we inherit.