Thank you for the reply. I don't see how I can ever get those VPs from the leadership track. The ghost player is already moving forward in the first few turns, and a human player is just trying to buy ships and get some resources to be able to do anything. There is no opportunity to gain leadership points early on.
You are not forced to build ships at the beginning...
I won (multiplayer) games in which I built my first ship in round 8 or 9.
Or, else: I scored 58 points in a multiplayer game in which I started with Stellar Propulsion as my first Action...
There are many ways of playing and they require some games before being able to master them