Report writing, like motor-car driving and love-making, is one of those activities which almost every Englishman thinks he can do well without instruction. The results are of course usually abominable.
Richard Nixon lied to gain love, to shore up his grandiose fantasies, to bolster his ever-wavering sense of identity. He lied in attack, hoping to win and always he lied, and this most aggressively, to deny that he lied.
Selflessness is not just thinking less about yourself. It's more of satisfying someone else's needs at your own expense. Yes! that is it and every true love/leader ought to be selfless. Besides, selflessness is all about self-sacrifice.