outstanding characteristics of topflight public administrators are various. Due
to some restraints, the author presents only three outstanding characteristics,
namely leadership, ethics and character.
On leadership, the public administrator should show
leadership in the modern and international context. On ethics, the public
administrator should serve the public interest, respect the constitution and
the law of the country, demonstrate personal integrity, and promote ethical
organizations. On character, the public administrators should have the
following characteristics: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness,
caring and good citizenship.