The co-authors of a new book point to leadership – not from an elite few, but from all of us as the answer to achieving the common good. Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University, says the co-authors might be considered an odd couple. One is older, the other relatively old. One is a democrat, the other a Republican. One grew up in a rural area, the other in a city. However, both are Kansans and committed to the concept of civic leadership.