Only once in a lifetime does an individual become a Local President. It is both an honor and a responsibility. Your fellow members have elected you. Waste not a single moment to learn about your office and its various requirements. Leadership is already a quality you possess in part.
Waste not a single moment
The other part you must acquire through a combination of experience and learning. It may be an easy task to be a good Local President, but you can make sure that it becomes a rewarding experience if you know the philosophy of your new position.
These members have accepted the challenge of leadership and changed their organization, one year at a time, for the betterment of all.