Good Leadership

 
Good leaders deliver security of the state and of the person, the rule of law, good education and health services, and a framework conducive to economic growth.
       
  They ensure effective arteries of commerce and enshrine personal and human freedoms.  
       
       
  They empower civil society and protect the environmental commons. Crucially, good leaders also provide their citizens with a sense of belonging to a national enterprise.
   
 
  Good leaders don't, however, achieve these ends at the expense of people in other countries outside of their purview.  
    Good leaders are courteous to -all- souls, and work to improve global quality of life.  
       
       
       
 
We graciously thank Professor Robert Rotberg at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Harvard) for most of these thoughts, previously published in Foreign Affairs.