How does the leader work with the collective? Our founder, Dr. Abdul Malik Muhammad, connects his story of leadership within alternative schools to his vision of change with Akoben LLC. In our series, Dr. Muhammad explains that being a leader means knowing when to step back and let the people make decisions for themselves. Leadership is more than service, it is also culture, equity, and agency. Being a leader has less to do with seizing control and more to do with letting it go.