In watching Trump’s rapid moral and ethical demise relative to his behavior as President, I’ve thought much about what makes for an effective and ethical leader in politics and government, in business and the arts, in the non-profit sector and religion.

After spending 40 years as a congregational rabbi, I have learned that character is everything and that effective leadership depends on one’s maintenance of good character.

I offer my thoughts about those qualities of character that I believe are essential to great leadership. When measured against the character of President Trump, he fails miserably.

See my full statement on my blog at the Times of Israel –