"Leadership is action, not position" ~ Donald McGannon
Lest some of us forget the mark of good leaders, please get them to read "The Servant Leader".
Being a leader isn't about securing the position and act like God. The position entrusted is for you to have the resources and work for the people. If you failed, you failed because of your own doing - do not try to fish sympathy out of murky water. That's pathetic!