So much of leadership relies on good character. Trust is created through it. Talent is protected by it. Internal peace is fostered by it. People cannot climb beyond the limitations of their character. Leaders cannot succeed beyond the depth of their character. Good leaders have the potential to be difference makers, and character makes a difference for them and protects them. Good leaders are often a gift to the world. Character protects that gift.

Maxwell, John C.. Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 (Developing the Leader Series) (p. 58). HarperCollins Leadership. Kindle Edition.