Leadership characteristics matter, whether ceremonial, such as the late Queen Elizabeth II, or leaders with power and impact on the destiny of their nations, such as Donald Trump.
Character, decency, dignity, compassion, ethics, morals, sincerity, empathy, genuine nature are all terms that describe what people need to see from their leadership at any level of government or society.
But we live in an era where there are many evil, nasty, uncaring, immoral, unethical, insincere leaders.
The model should be Queen Elizabeth, not Donald Trump and his ilk!
Sadly, too many Republican party leaders are very much like Donald Trump, not like Queen Elizabeth in nature.
All public figures leave a legacy, and historical reputation does matter!
This is an issue that should become the major factor in electing future leaders at all levels, to work toward the advancement of human existence, not the pursuit of power for selfish, personal interests!