There are macro issues and micro issues here. Part of the problem, actual leadership has been deemphasized in our culture, in favor of “consensus building” that of course is just nonsense and by definition a lack of leadership.
Today we have multiple layers of parallel organizations that have overlapping duties but don’t seem to do much of anything, except spend ridiculous amounts of money.
Right off the top of my head, the friggin’ Post Office could have a National Food and Water drive for Hurricane Impacted Areas, just like they do annually for the food bank drive. I probably have a case or two of bottled water and canned goods laying around. Multiply THAT by everybody in the country, and USE THE INFRASTRUCTURE WE HAVE already in place. There would be a massive supply in place and delivered door to door, that’s their job.
Instead everybody just stands around and waits for somebody else it’s not my department to “do something”.
A company I worked for, for a while had a fondness for the idea of "management by consensus". In reality, when consensus is required, it turned into a dictatorship of the most obstinate.