“Leadership must be based on goodwill. Goodwill does not mean posturing and, least of all, pandering to the mob. It means obvious and wholehearted commitment to helping followers. We are tired of leaders we fear… What we need for leaders are men of heart who are so helpful that they, in effect, do away with the need of their jobs. But leaders like that are never out of a job, never out of followers.”
~ Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale, 1987
Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale highlights here key features of ethical leaders. These features include, but are not limited to:
No pandering to the mob
Obvious & wholehearted commitment to helping others
Leading with heart
This kind of leadership is unique and is as if qualitatively different from other kinds of leadership.
This world needs ethical leaders to band together to help families, organizations, nations, and the World be the deepest/highest versions of what is possible.