High positions of leadership require individuals who have high integrity and posses a strong character. Leaders are individuals who will be able to guide their followers or subordinates in ensuring that they complete a given task or achieve a given mission and vision. That is why leaders must be good character so that they can act as an example to their followers. Without good leadership nothing can be achieved and this may result in people getting disgruntled and eventually losing faith in the directions and instructions being given by their leaders. In the discipline forces authority and order matter most. To ensure that people in the disciplined forces are able to take orders from their leaders, they must foremost respect. If they do not respect their leaders who guide them, they cannot follow their instructions and will disregard them. Passing over Iago in the promotion to be a lieutenant by Othello seems to be a justified a justified decision and this paper will illustrate some of the character flaws which could not allow Iago to be a great leader. Iago is the most heinous villain and he is depicted as fascinating by his terrible character traits. His actions lack the convincing motivation and this leads to Othello passing him over in attaining the position of lieutenant. Iago is not fit for the leadership position as he is at the forefront in spreading rumors without ascertaining the facts. By mere thought he starts accusing his wife of cheating on him with Othello.