In the third section of the book, On Leaders, Coles assembles selections from Childhood and Society,Young Man Luther,Dimensions of a New Identity, and Gandhi’s Truth. Coles highlights the biographical side of Erikson’s interests and the latter’s curiosity regarding what makes for leadership and how leaders emerge and for whom. From Childhood and Society, Coles selects "The Legend of Maxim Gorky’s Youth." From Young Man Luther, he chooses "The Fit in the Choir," "The Meaning of ‘Meaning It,’ " and "Epilogue." From Dimensions of a New Identity, he includes "The Perspective of the Mount" and "Protean President." From Gandhi’s Truth, Erikson’s best known psychocultural study, Coles includes "Homo Religiosus," "The Instrument," and "March to the Sea."