The Chilean President has in one gesture portrayed what leadership is all about. She is a great President. In 2009 we in the NWFP in Pakistan also witnessed a similar leadership whem more than 500,000 men, women and children were forced to leave their homes and were hosted by the communities and 9 government camps. In this instance we saw communities rise to the challenge and support the less fortunate.It was an instance where collective leadership of the community and some government functionary was evident. The result was that the bad consequences were mitigated. The NWFP effort would have been more monumental had a top leader joined the relief effort. There is no question that relief efforts can be more effectiveif the provincial or national symbols of leadership come to the affected area and lead.