“Who shall go out before them and come in before them, and who shall take them out and bring them in, so that יהוה’s community may not be like sheep that have no shepherd.” (Numbers 27:17)
This is the kind of leader Moses asks Adonai to appoint over Israel after he dies.
Someone who leads by example, who is always in front of everyone, not hiding behind them. Someone who has patience and empathy to see every person’s needs in the community. Someone who is as compassionate as a Shepperd with their sheep.