Search for: [Abstract = "The aim of the article is to assess the role of local leaders in generating social capital in rural areas. The analysis is based on a study of Jeżewo commune \(Świecki county, Kujawsko\-Pomorskie province\). The study attempts to answer the following questions\: Which personality traits and social conditions determine the possibility of becoming a local leader\? Which initiatives can provide the basis for building social capital in the countryside\? What is the leader’s role in generating social capital in rural areas\? The results of the research indicate that the role of the local leader in creating social capital consists in activating the society by initiating and moderating various projects aimed at integrating the local community, intensifying relations and constructing local identity. According to the study, shared passions and interests can be the pivot of such grassroots projects."]

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