I don't even know where to begin with sovereignty and leadership in endurance. One aspect of this that I want to put on your radar is how this relates to things like the tour-de-France. To be a part of this experience there is a tremendous amount of endurance required. However if you want to win there is more required, you must set for yourself a leader or rise to the challenge yourself. Endurance requires pacing yourself much like a marathon. This is extremely important in the group setting because you will loose membership if they feel you can't adjust to meet their needs. Knowing the pace of the organization is extremely important because sometimes you need to momentarily break from the culture to prioritize yourself and your goals.