You cannot give what you don’t have. This applies to everyone. A leader in public office gives who they are. I’m amazed that people expect them to change once they assume office. It may not work.
A corrupt leader may never change in office. Like I said in an earlier blog note (Corruption), personal growth is the antidote for corruption. If the leader has not developed in character and capacity to see alternative, non-corrupt ways to achieve results, don’t expect different. As a leader, you do what you know to do.
Leadership is YOU. It’s not a cute byline. This simple concept affects everything. If you’ve not developed in an area, you’re not enabled to perform in that area. I’m not a pro-golfer. I’ve not grown that skill. Tiger Woods would kick my butt any day!