David Brooks in his July 5, 2016 column in the New York Times Clueless or Crazy" (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/05/opinion/choosing-leaders-clueless-or-crazy.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fdavid-brooks&action=click&contentCollection=opinion®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection) laments the American electoral processes, the decline of quality among our prospective leaders, and calls for better quality leadership.
As noted in the Action Manual, especially Chapter 4 "The Back Story," no personalities, no matter how qualified, have any chance of offering significant social change in American society.
We need a new CULTURE of public values and a collective consciousness. It is the new social ethos which will guide behavior. Individuals and leaders are both subject to conditioning processes of the underlying ethos. Change the ethos and individuals and leadership will evolve for the better.