That’s the subject of John Hood’s column today. A highlight:

North Carolina has no shortage of challenges. I’ve come to believe that the most serious one is a leadership crisis. Too few leaders today set a good example, not just in ethical conduct but in civility and thoughtfulness. Former Republican Gov. Jim Martin, currently leading an investigation into the UNC athletics mess, was one such leader. Bill Friday, a liberal Democrat, was another.

Memo to the next generation of leaders: No need to be creative here. Just copy them.