God has always asked his people to sacrifice. It is a fundamental principle that appears throughout the scriptures and Judeo-Christian theology; steaming all the way back to Adam who gave sacrifice on an alter.
Probably the best example of good leadership found in the Book of Mormon and the proper type of motivation we should require in our leaders comes from King Benjamin. In short, the best leaders are the one’s who serve
One of my favorite book of Mormon characters is Captain Moroni. He is an inspiration to those of us who desire to stand up for freedom, truth and defending one’s country from enemies, evildoers and conspirators.