Excellence Starts With the Individual
The [ancients], wanting to clarify and diffuse throughout the empire that light which comes from looking straight into the heart and then acting, first set up good government in their own states; wanting good government in their own states, they first established order in their own families; wanting order in the home, they first disciplined themselves; desiring self-discipline, they rectified their own hearts; and wanting to rectify their hearts, they sought precise verbal definitions of their inarticulate thoughts. Wishing to attain precise verbal definitions, they set to extend their knowledge to the utmost. This completion of knowledge is rooted in sorting things into organic category.
One size does not fit all so why a global leadership? In a republic democracy we can not even provide a town that agrees on morals and ethics. Lack of agreement is built into our genes, we are all different. The less rules the better society we can make.