People seek a leader who is genuine, or authentic.
Several hindrances challenge the genuineness of a leader, most of which stem from self: personal agenda, money, power, position, etc.
These areas do not mean an individual cannot be genuine. However, they do hinder the development of genuineness.
How can genuineness in leadership improve?
1) Think about the influence of your words and actions before you speak or act.
2) Use knowledge, commitment, and ability to lay the foundation for decisions and actions.
3) Deliver honest criticism in a spirit of love and concern for the well being of others.