The most important ingredient of leadership is character.
Most of the proficiencies can be learned, but what's inside you is something that's difficult to change.
It's not enough for an official to be good. There has to be a system that forces them to be good.
I've long held the belief that as a leader, I can't ask of you something that I can't do myself, and I can't impose on you values that I don't live out.